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FESTIVALS/MAJOR EVENTS
June
Gumbo Ya Ya, annual “Mardi Gras in the
District” celebration with live music, vendors,
Cajun food, children’s activities, and more;
$7-9 one-day pass, $12-14 two-day pass; for
information, call 309-788-6311, The District of
Rock Island, 100 19th St, Suite 109 (office), Rock
Island, IL, GumboYaYaFestival.com, Fri Jun 12 and
Sat Jun 13.
Quad Cities Juneteenth, annual celebration
of African-American heritage, featuring live music
and dance performances, children’s activities,
vendors, health workshops, games, historical
presentations, and more; for information, call
563-322-7363, LeClaire Park, 400 Biederbeck Dr.,
Davenport, IA, UnitedNeighbors.com, 12pm Sat
Jun 13.
Professional Bull Riders: BlueDef Velocity,
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center,
1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com, 7pm
Sat Jun 13.
21st Annual Rally on the River QC,
annual celebration of biker culture with live
entertainment, activities, vendors, food and
beverages available for purchase, Saturday
headliners Blue Oyster Cult, and more; $10 at
the gate, bikers arriving on motorcycles free
until Saturday at 5pm, Centennial Park, 315 S.
Marquette St., Davenport, IA, RallyOnTheRiverQC.
com, 5pm Thu Jun 18 thru Sat Jun 20.
Here Come the Mummies, outdoor concert
with the tightly-wrapped rockers, with an opening
set by 10 of Soul; 7pm gates, 8pm concert; $23-28;
for information, call 309-788-6311, The District of
Rock Island, 100 19th St, Suite 109 (office), Rock
Island, IL, RIDistrict.com, 8pm Fri Jun 19.
Geneseo Music Festival, 47th-annual
outdoor weekend featuring concerts with Ellis
Kell, the River City 6, the Blue-Eyed Bettys, and
other musicians, children’s activities, vendors,
and more; for information, call 309-944-2686,
Geneseo City Park, 115 S Oakwood Ave, Geneseo,
IL, GeneseoMusicFest.com, Fri Jun 19 thru Sun
Jun 21.
Rock the District w/ Bret Michaels, outdoor
concert with singer-songwriter and frontman of
Poison, with sets by 3 Years Hollow, Girl on Fire,
and Eleven Fifty Two; 6pm gates, 8pm concert;
$35-40; for information, call 309-788-6311, The
District of Rock Island, 100 19th St, Suite 109
(office), Rock Island, IL, RIDistrict.com, 7pm Sat
Jun 20.

July
2015 Iowa City Jazz Festival, concerts,
workshops, children’s activities, vendors, and
more in the annual music festival’s 25th year, Old
Capitol Town Center, 201 S. Clinton St., Iowa City,
IA, SummerOfTheArts.org, 2pm Fri Jul 2 thru Sat
Jul 4.
Red, White, & Boom!, annual firework event

Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.
over the river, with family activities in downtown
com, 7pm Wed Jul 29.
Davenport and Rock Island before the show; for
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival,
information, visit DowntownDavenport.com and
forty-forth annual celebration of the legendary
RIDistrict.com, 6pm Sat Jul 4.
jazz trumpeter from Davenport, with workshops,
80/35 Music Festival, eighth annual music
presentations, and concerts at the Davenport
festival featuring nearly 50 acts on three stages,
RiverCenter, Adler
with Friday
Theatre, and
performances by
LeClaire Park with
Wilco, Weezer, Run
the Josh Duffee
the Jewels, Lettuce,
Orchestra, Bill
Jenny Lewis, St.
Allred’s Classic
Lucia, Talib Kweli,
Jazz Band, the Fat
Hot Buttered Rum,
Babies, and more
Fly Golden Eagle,
than a dozen
and Rome Fortune;
additional bands;
$39-50/one-day
for information,
tickets, $59-90/twocall 563-324day tickets, Western
7170, Downtown
Gateway Park, Des
Davenport, IA,
Moines, IA, 2015.80BixSociety.org,
35.com, Fri Jul 10
Thu Jul 30 and Fri
and Sat Jul 11.
Jul 31.
Rock Island
County Fair, annual
fair featuring
August
grandstand events,
carnival rides &
Bix
games, the Rock
Beiderbecke
Emily Christenson’s sumi-ink work
Island County
Memorial Jazz
Queen Pageant, 4-H
@ Quad City Arts at the Airport thru June 30
Festival, forty-forth
Displays, a talent
annual celebration
show, food vendors, and more; for information, call of the legendary jazz trumpeter from Davenport,
309-796-1620, Rock Island County Fairgrounds,
with workshops, presentations, and concerts at the
Archer Drive & Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL, Davenport RiverCenter, Adler Theatre, and LeClaire
RockIslandFair.org, Wed Jul 15 thru Sun Jul 19.
Park with the Josh Duffee Orchestra, Bill Allred’s
Street Fest 2015, annual street party on 2nd
Classic Jazz Band, the Fat Babies, and more than a
Street between Brady & Ripley, featuring live
dozen additional bands; for information, call 563music, arts & crafts vendors, children’s activities,
324-7170, Downtown Davenport, IA, BixSociety.
food and drinks, the 4th-annual Firefighter Water
org, Sat Aug 1 and Sun Aug 2.
Fights, and more; free, Downtown Davenport,
2015 Mississippi Valley Fair, annual outdoor
Davenport, IA, DowntownDavenport.com, Fri Jul
fair featuring concerts, games, rides, children’s
24 and Sat Jul 25.
activities, vendors, and more; $4-10 gate admission,
Quad-City Times Bix 7, one of the top 10
$45-50 Fun Card includes Grandstand concerts; for
running events in the country, with thousands of
information, call 563-326-5338, Mississippi Valley
participants from all over the world competing
Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St, Davenport, IA,
in a course covering seven miles, Downtown
MVFair.com, Tue Aug 4 thru Sun Aug 9.
Davenport, Davenport, IA, Bix7.com, Sat Jul 25.
Shinedown, concert with the chart-topping
Dancing with the Stars Live: Perfect 10
rockers; $30.50-40.50; for tickets, call 800-745Tour, touring performances hosted by All-Stars
3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
Champion Melissa Rycroft, featuring pro dancers
AdlerTheatre.com, 8pm Fri Aug 7.
Witney Carson, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Artem
2015 Iowa State Fair, Aug. 13-23; annual fair
Chigvintsev, Peta Murgatroyd, and Emma Slater,
featuring concerts, games, vendors, rides, children’s
and troupe dancers Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry,
activities, contests, and more; for information,
Sasha Farber, and Jenna Johnson; $39.50-75; for
call 800-545-FAIR, Iowa State Fairgrounds, East
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E.
30th Street & East University Ave., Des Moines, IA,
3rd St., Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 8pm Sat
IowaStateFair.org, Thu Aug 13 thru Sun Aug 23.
Jul 25.
2015 Tug Fest, annual weekend celebration
Shania Twain, concert with the best-selling
on the levees of Port Byron, IL and LeClaire, IA;
female artist in county-music history, performing
featuring a tug-of-war over the Mississippi River,
with special guest Gavin DeGraw; $46-136; for
carnival events, children’s activities, and more; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201
information, visit TugFest.com (IA) and TugFest.org
River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com, 7:30pm
(IL), Thu Aug 13 thru Sat Aug 15.
Sun Jul 26.
Ya Maka My Weekend, annual weekend
The Beach Boys, concert with the legendary
celebration of Caribbean music, food, and culture,
musicians and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers; $39.50with concerts, vendors, and more; for information,
69.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless

call 309-788-6311, The District of Rock Island,
100 19th St, Suite 109 (office), Rock Island, IL,
YaMakaMyWeekend.com, Fri Aug 14 and Sat
Aug 15.
2015 Floatzilla, annual celebration of paddle
sports and an attempt to break the world’s record
for largest connected raft of canoes and kayaks; for
information, call 563-322-2969, Sunset Park, 18th
Ave & Sunset Rd, Rock Island, IL, Floatzilla.org, Sat
Aug 15.
River Roots Live, 11th-annual weekend
celebration of roots music with concerts, music
workshops, children’s activities, the annual
Ribfest, and more; free before 5pm, $10 after 5pm,
LeClaire Park, 400 Biederbeck Dr., Davenport, IA,
RiverRootsLive.com, Fri Aug 28 and Sat Aug 29.
Iowa Soul Festival, annual weekend event
featuring dance, music, food and art of the
African and African-American communities; with
live entertainment, soul food, African-American
inspired art, a Fun Zone for the kids, and more,
University of Iowa Pentacrest, University of Iowa,
Iowa City, IA, SummerOfTheArts.org, Fri Aug 28
and Sat Aug 29.

VISUAL ARTS

OPENINGS & GALLERY EVENTS
June
Artist Talk with Jefferson Pinder, Chicago
and Washington, DC artist Jefferson Pinder will
speak about his video series, as well as upcoming
projects; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 7pm Thu Jun 11.
Reception for Methods in Tandem: The 11th
Annual Catich Exhibition, exhibit featuring the
work of the late Father Edward Catich paired
with contemporary artist Meredith Lynn; free; for
information, call 563-333-6444 or e-mail catich@
sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University,
2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/catich,
5pm Thu Jun 11.
Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed
activities, discussions, tours, refreshments, and
more; for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Jun 11 thru Thu
Jun 25.
Dale Fisher Presentation: 20th-Century
Contemporary Art, a discussion of Andy Warhol,
Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Snithson, Michael Heizer,
and others; for information, call 563-652-9925,
Maquoketa Art Experience Studio & Gallery, 124 S.
Main St., Maquoketa, IA, Maquoketa-Art.org, 4pm
Thu Jun 11.
Closing Reception: Karen Bloome, in
conjunction with the silkscreen and drawing
exhibit, featuring music by Jerry Schreoder &
Friends; for information, e-mail info@midcoast.
org or call 563-424-1210, MidCoast Gallery West,
1629 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Midcoast.org, 6pm
Fri Jun 12.

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VISUAL ARTS

OPENINGS & GALLERY EVENTS
June
A Conversation With Creators, a progressive
evening through three studios; artists will
converse with guests and give an informal talk
about their work, method, and style of creating;
participating artists include Catherine Dreiss,
Jeffrey Thompson, Larassa Kabel, and Robert
Spellman; cocktails, hearty hors d’oeuvres and
entertainment will follow in the studio of Rick
Lozier; guests are also invited, Fitch Artist Studios,
304 15th St., Des Moines, IA, Facebook.com/
pages/Fitch-Studios/147250015305657, 6:30pm
Fri Jun 12.
Janu Gems Trunk Show, purchase wholesale
beads, gemstones, and fresh water pearls; Fri.
5-8pm, Sat. 10am-6pm; for information, call 319338-1566, Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St,
Iowa City, IA, BeadologyIowa.com, Fri Jun 12 and
Sat Jun 13.
Matthew Terry: Photography, for information,
call 563-209-2488 or e-mail gallery@artonthird.
com, Art On Third, 114 West 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
ArtOnThird.com, 7pm Sat Jun 13.
Opening Reception: Living Proof Exhibit,
celebration of the annual exhibition of works by
cancer survivors within a 150-mile radius of the
Quad Cities, Peoria Public Library, 107 NE Monroe
St., Peoria, IL, LivingProofExhibit.org, Sat Jun 13.
Free Admission to the Grant Wood Studio,
on Saturdays and Sundays; admission to the
studio is free for everyone during regular
Studio hours thanks to a grant from the Esther
and Robert Armstrong Charitable Trust; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Grant Wood
Studio, 810 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.
org, 12pm Sat Jun 13 thru Sun Jun 28.
PechaKucha Night, a fun, informal event
featuring residents of the Quad Cities, who
share their interests, hobbies, passions and
creations; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6:30pm Thu Jun 18.
Two Minutes Wasn’t Long Enough:
Celebration of Paul Gray, the life of Paul Gray,
co-founder and former bassist of Slipknot,
celebrated through an art-installation event; a
commemorative photo book, featuring images
from Gray’s personal and professional life, with
messages written by the fans themselves, will
be available for purchase; with music by Brother
Trucker; Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry St.,
Des Moines, IA, ForeverSic.com, 6pm Fri Jun 19.
Exhibition Opening: American Moderns
on Paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth
Atheneum Museum of Art, the exhibition
features signature works by American masters
such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Edward Hopper,
as well as works by lesser-known, but influential
artists such as Peggy Bacon and William Baziotes;
free with $4-7 museum admission; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd
St, Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Sat
Jun 20.
Free Family Day, hands-on activities and
demonstrations celebrating “American Moderns
on Paper: Masterworks from the Wadsworth
Atheneum Museum of Art” will be available; for
information, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum,
225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.
org, 10am Sat Jun 20.
Exhibition Closing Danish Modern: Design
for Living, organized by the Museum of Danish
America in Elk Horn, Iowa, Danish Modern brings
together a wonderful selection of the most
influential pieces of post-war furniture design; free
with $4-7 museum admission; for information, call
563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 12pm Sun
Jun 21.
Fathers Day Free Admission, all fathers will
receive complimentary admission to experience
the current exhibitions on display, browse the

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Events

Adler Theatre and i wireless Center
June through August

J

ust how built-for-summer are the pop icons
and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers known as
the Beach Boys? Well, if the band’s name alone
wasn’t enough of a hint, the Beach Boys are
so built-for-summer that, in promoting the
Grammy winners’ July 29 concert at Moline’s
i wireless Center, I could devote this entire
space to their seasonally themed recordings
Shania Twain @ i wireless
and still have song titles to spare. “All Summer
Center - July 26
Long.” “Surfin’ Safari.” “Catch a Wave.” “Surf ’s
Up.” “The Warmth of the Sun.” “Surfin’ U.S.A.” “Summer Means New Love.”
“Surfer Girl.” I could go on and on, but (a) my editor says that’s a cheap way to
flesh out the article, and (b) that would leave no room here for the summer’s
other big-ticket events at the i wireless Center and Davenport’s Adler Theatre.
On the Davenport side of things, June 11 marks the first of three days devoted
to the Adler’s Miss Iowa and Miss Iowa’s Outstanding Teen Competitions,
with 16 young women from across the state competing for the Miss Iowa crown,
and nine younger women in contention for the latter title. Actor, singer, dancer,
and Bettendorf native Chadwick Vogel will serve as emcee, with 2014 victors
and vocalists Aly Olson and Anna Masengarb scheduled to perform, and the
Adler will follow that June event with a July show featuring other performers
not unfamiliar with competition: Dancing with the Stars Live! Hosted by DwtS
veteran (and former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader) Melissa Rycroft, July 25’s
stage celebration of the TV smash will find professional hoofers Witney Carson,
Valentin Chmerkovsky, Artem Chigvintsev, Peta Murgatroyd, and Emma Slater
going literally toe to toe against troupe dancers Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry,
Sasha Farber, and Jenna Johnson. Meanwhile, what better way to celebrate the
summertime sun shining down than with a summertime Shinedown concert?
The multi-platinum-selling, chart-topping rockers will hit the Adler in a special
August 7 event, performing from their smash hits Leave a Whisper, Amaryllis,
and the band’s historic The Sound of Madness, which found all six of its released
singles reaching number one on Billboard’s charts. Back at the i wireless Center,
July 26 brings with it another artist who knows her way around the top of a chart:
country-pop sensation Shania Twain. With more than 75 million albums sold,
the Canadian chanteuse is not only the best-selling female artist in countrymusic history, but a multiple Grammy winner and the recipient of her own star
on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and will be performing in Moline as part of
Twain’s first North American tour in more than a decade. If you ask me, that’s
a pretty outstanding collective summer at the Adler and i wireless, and I didn’t
even mention the arena spectacle that’ll be arriving on my birthday: the evening
of cowboys, rodeo clowns, and other fearsome animals composing the June 13
touring event Professional Bull Riders: BlueDef Velocity. The show landing
in the area on my special day actually makes perfect sense, considering that I’ve
been called a professional bull rider myself. Or maybe it was “professional bull
writer.” Hmmm ... . For more on summer events at the Adler and i wireless, visit
AdlerTheatre.com and iwirelessCenter.com. – Mike Schulz
Museum Store, or get lost in the permanent
collection galleries; for information, call 563326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 12pm Sun
Jun 21.
The Print Fair, four print and photography
specialists will be on hand with hundreds of prints
and photographs for purchase; 9-11am collector’s
breakfast, noon-5pm Print Fair; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd
St, Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 9am Sun
Jun 21.
American Moderns on Paper Opening
Reception and Curator Talk, following an
opening reception for American Moderns on
Paper, Erin Monroe will speak about curating the
exhibition; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm Thu Jun 25.

Final Friday at Bucktown: Hot Art in
the Summertime, monthly event featuring
demonstrations, activities, sales, and more;
featuring a 10-year celebration of Bucktown
Center for the Arts including a juried exhibit and
an outdoor benefit concert by Wicked Liz and the
Bellyswirls; for information, call 563-324-0667,
Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, BucktownArts.com, 6pm Fri Jun
26.
River City Fiber Arts Fest, featuring a fiber
market plus classes to promote fiber artisans
and artists; there will be three award-winning,
published instructors to start you on your way
to being a fiber artist; $5 at the door, Peoria
Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL,
PrairieFiberArtsGuild.weebly.com, 9am Sat Jun
27.

Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed
activities, discussions, tours, refreshments, and
more; for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Jul 2 thru Thu
Jul 30.
The Show That Shook The World, in addition
to recreating the history of the original Armory
Show through archival footage, the film features
a previously unknown and unpublished lecture
by Marcel Duchamp delivered at the 50th
anniversary exhibition in 1963; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd
St, Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 7pm Thu
Jul 2.
Ten Stacked Acts: Artist Opening Reception
After-Party, held in conjunction with the exhibit
by Amber Williams & Andy Finkle, featuring music,
poetry, and visual talents; free; for information,
call 309-200-0978, Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, RozzTox.com, 7:30pm Fri Jul 3.
Exhibition Opening: 10th Anniversary
Exhibition, the show will include elements of
Portrait of Maquoketa, Rose Frantzen’s unique
installation; Kisibakwad, by Wisconsin painter
Tom Uttech; and works by Kara Walker, Larry
Rivers and many others; free with $4-7 museum
admission; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Sat Jul 4.
Free Admission to the Grant Wood Studio,
on Saturdays and Sundays; admission to the
studio is free for everyone during regular
Studio hours thanks to a grant from the Esther
and Robert Armstrong Charitable Trust; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Grant Wood
Studio, 810 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.
org, 12pm Sat Jul 4 thru Sun Jul 26.
Framed!, meet with a group who discusses
art rather than books; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Mon Jul 6.
10th Anniversary Exhibition Reception and
Talk, following the reception, Figge Executive
Director Tim Schiffer will speak about the history
of the museum and its collections from 1925
to the present; 5:30pm reception, 7pm curator
talk; for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5:30pm Thu Jul 9.
girlpARTSfest, all-ages event held to raise
awareness of gynecologic cancers; with emcee
Paula Sands; music by N.E.D., Soul Storm, and
Barstool Boogaloo; the “Dirty Dozen Invitational”
featuring 12 female visual artists who will display
and sell their artwork; a silent auction and raffle,
and more; alcohol will be sold and attendees
are encouraged to bring a picnic meal, and
there will be a limited menu of grilled items for
sale; $10, ages 11 & under free; for information,
call 309-794-0009, Schwiebert Riverfront Park,
between 17th & 20th Streets, Rock Island, IL,
NormaLeahFoundation.org/girlpartsfest.html,
4pm Sat Jul 11.
Stroller Tour, bring your little one for a gallery
tour specifically geared for babies 12 months and
under, with a focus on such themes as animals,
faces, colors, and shapes, all before the museum
opens to the public, so your little one can made
as much noise as he/she wants; $5, free for
members; for information, e-mail ethomas@crma.
org or call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of
Art, 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org,
10:30am Tue Jul 14.
Papergirl Activity & Art Talk, this growing
international movement was the brainchild of
German artist Aisha Ronniger in response to
the ban in Berlin of posting art in public places;
5pm activity, 7pm art talk; for information, call
563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu
Jul 16.
Jordan Densberger: Photography, Painting,
& Sculpture, for information, call 563-209-2488 or

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e-mail gallery@artonthird.com, Art On Third, 114
West 3rd St., Davenport, IA, ArtOnThird.com, 7pm
Fri Jul 17.
Quad City Symphony, the Quad City
Symphony Orchestra’s Conductor and Music
Director Mark Russell Smith will interpret works
from the exhibition American Moderns on Paper
with this special “Inside the Music” session held
in the exhibition galleries; for information, call
563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 7pm Thu
Jul 23.
PechaKucha Night, a fun, informal event
featuring residents of the Quad Cities, who
share their interests, hobbies, passions and
creations; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6:30pm Thu Jul 30.
Final Friday at Bucktown, monthly event
featuring demonstrations, activities, sales,
and more; featuring a Pelican Jazz Wine Walk
and debut of a 1920s film by Bruce Walters;
for information, call 563-324-0667, Bucktown
Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
BucktownArts.com, 6pm Fri Jul 31.

August
Free Admission to the Grant Wood Studio,
on Saturdays and Sundays; admission to the
studio is free for everyone during regular
Studio hours thanks to a grant from the Esther
and Robert Armstrong Charitable Trust; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Grant Wood
Studio, 810 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.
org, 12pm Sat Aug 1 thru Sun Aug 30.
Framed!, meet with a group who discusses
art rather than books; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 1pm Mon Aug 3.
Thursdays at the Figge, art-themed
activities, discussions, tours, refreshments, and
more; for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 5pm Thu Aug 6 thru Thu
Aug 27.
Stroller Tour, bring your little one for a gallery
tour specifically geared for babies 12 months and
under, with a focus on such themes as animals,
faces, colors, and shapes, all before the museum
opens to the public, so your little one can made
as much noise as he/she wants; $5, free for
members; for information, e-mail ethomas@crma.
org or call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of
Art, 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org,
10:30am Tue Aug 11.
Art Talk, Giselle Simon from the University of
Iowa’s preservation/conservation department
will be speaking on the care of works on paper;
for information, call 563-326-7804, Figge
Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 7pm Thu Aug 13.
Book Talk, Sally Pemberton, Murdock
Pemberton’s granddaughter, will be speaking
about her book “Portrait of Murdock Pemberton The New Yorker’s First Art Critic”; for information,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd
St, Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 7pm Thu
Aug 20.
PechaKucha Night, a fun, informal event
featuring residents of the Quad Cities, who
share their interests, hobbies, passions and
creations; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6:30pm Thu Aug 27.
Final Friday at Bucktown, monthly event
featuring demonstrations, activities, sales,
and more; for information, call 563-324-0667,
Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, BucktownArts.com, 6pm Fri Aug
28.
Opening Reception: What a Relief!
Variations on Printmaking, for information,
contact Lauren Reid at laurenreid@augustana.edu
or 309-793-7323, Augustana Teaching Museum of

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Art, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu,
5pm Fri Aug 28.

EXHIBITS
Scott & Rock Island Counties
Currently on Display
Mrs. B.’s Art Program Exhibit, featuring works
by high-school artists Olivia von Gries and Kasey
Vanausdeln, Annie Peters, Rachel Lyle, Elizabeth
Masterson, Hannah Weickhorst, and Madeline
Fox; Wed.-Sat. 11am-6pm, open until 9pm
every final Friday of the month; for information,
e-mail bereskinartgallery@gmail.com or call
563-508-4630, Bereskin Fine Art Gallery & Studio,
225 E. 2nd St., Suites 102 & 104, Davenport, IA,
BucktownArts.com, thru Sat Jun 20.
Danish Modern: Design for Living, organized
by the Museum of Danish America in Elk
Horn, an exhibit of the most influential pieces
of post-war furniture design; Tuesdays thru
Saturdays 10am-5pm, Thursdays 10am-9pm,
Sundays noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum
admission; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Sun Jun 21.
Light Way, photography exhibit by Nathan
Cunningham, a graduating senior at Central High
School and a part of; Davenport’s Creative Arts
Academy; Cunningham’s photos focus on urban
landmarks of the Quad Cities and action shots of
local skateboarders; 10am-7pm daily, L&D15, 520
W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, LAndD15.com, thru
Mon Jun 29.
A Botanical Retrospective, Mary Wells’
exhibit of paintings inspired by nature; Mon.-Sat.
10am-5pm, Tue. 10am-7pm, Sun. 11am-5pm;
for information, call 309-794-0991 or e-mail vs@
qcgardens.com, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525
4th Ave., Rock Island, IL, QCGardens.com, thru Tue
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VISUAL ARTS
EXHIBITS

Scott & Rock Island Counties
Currently on Display
Civil War 150, a national traveling exhibition
of letters, personal accounts, and images on
how people grappled with the end of slavery,
the nature of democracy and citizenship, the
human toll of civil war, and the role of a president
in wartime; for information, call 309-524-2470,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, thru Tue Jun 30.
Helen S. Flack - Emily Christenson - Jacki
Olson, a collaborative mixed-media show wherein
the works of all three artists relate to the natural
world, its geographical surface, power and
resilience; $1 for parking; for information, e-mail
DWMetallo@quadcityarts.com or call 309-7931213, Quad City Arts at the Airport, Quad City
International Airport, 2200 69th Ave., Moline, IL,
QuadCityArts.com, thru Tue Jun 30.
Karen Bloome, silkscreen and drawing exhibit;
for information, e-mail info@midcoast.org or call
563-424-1210, MidCoast Gallery West, 1629 2nd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Midcoast.org, thru Tue Jun 30.
Nahant Marsh: Almost an Island, Audrey
Brown utilizes pastels to depict local landscapes
while Randy Richmond utilizes photography to
capture our natural resources; Tue.-Fri. 10am5pm, Sat. 11am-5pm; free; for information, e-mail
DWMetallo@quadcityarts.com or call 309-7931213, Quad City Arts Center, 1715 2nd Ave, Rock
Island, IL, QuadCityArts.com, thru Fri Jul 3.
Judy O. Gray, pastel exhibit; for information,
call 563-424-1210, Midcoast Centre Station
Gallery, 1200 River Dr., Moline, IL, Midcoast.org,
thru Fri Jul 31.
I Heart Figge, exhibit by students in
kindergarten through grade 12, featuring artwork
that displays their love of the Figge and what
the museum means to them; Tuesdays thru
Saturdays 10am-5pm, Thursdays 10am-9pm,
Sundays noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum
admission; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Wed Sep 2.
Methods in Tandem: The 11th Annual Catich
Exhibition, exhibit featuring the work of the late
Father Edward Catich paired with contemporary
artist Meredith Lynn; Tue.-Fri. 10am-5pm; free; for
information, call 563-333-6444 or e-mail catich@
sau.edu, Catich Gallery - St. Ambrose University,
2101 Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/catich,
thru Wed Sep 2.
Paul Esparza, exhibit of drawings;
Respectibilities, 834 15th Ave., East Moline, IL,
thru Wed Sep 2.
The Model Museum, the creative process,
and the many changes made in the course of
reaching the Figge’s final design, will be explored
through an exhibition of drawings, photographs,
and original models on display in the Lewis
Gallery; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm,
Sun. noon-5pm; free with $4-7 museum
admission; for information, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, thru Wed Sep 2.

Opening This Summer
American Moderns on Paper: Masterworks
from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of
Art, exhibit of 87 works by 44 artists, created
between 1902 and 1962, and ranging in style
from the urban realism of John Sloan to the
pioneering abstractions of Arthur Dove; Tue.-Sat.
10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free
with $4-7 museum admission; for information, call
563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat Jun 20
thru Wed Sep 2.
Corn Zone, with fragile glass corn suspended
from the museum’s ceiling carefully with rope,

the exhibit means to show Figge visitors the
potential danger of genetic modification; Tue.-Sat.
10am-5pm, Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free
with $4-7 museum admission; for information, call
563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Tue Jun 30
thru Wed Sep 2.
Get Lost, exhibit of works by Amber Williams
and Andy Finkle; free; for information, call 309200-0978, Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
RozzTox.com, Wed Jul 1 thru Fri Jul 31.
10th Anniversary Exhibition, the exhibit
includes elements of Rose Frantzen’s “Portrait of
Maquoketa,”; Kisibakwad, by Wisconsin painter
Tom Uttech; and works by Kara Walker, Larry
Rivers, David Plowden, and Ann Hamilton, plus
new additions to the museum’s renowned
collection of Haitian art.; Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm,
Thu. 10am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm; free with
$4-7 museum admission; for information, call
563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St,
Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, Sat Jul 4
thru Wed Sep 2.
Vietnam War Veterans Exhibit, created by
Reference Librarian Bob Conklin, this display
will outline information about the branches of
the armed services and their involvement in the
war; free; for information, call 309-524-2470,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, Mon Jul 20 thru Fri Jul 31.
What a Relief! Variations on Printmaking, for
information, contact Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or 309-793-7323, Augustana
Teaching Museum of Art, 3703 7th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, Augustana.edu, Fri Aug 28 thru Wed
Sep 2.
Revive, exhibit of works that redefine the
transformation of recycled, up-cycled and
reclaimed items into fine art, with functional
and visual art, mixed media, 3D, and sculpture
featuring the use or reuse of common, discarded,
found or recycled objects are eligible; two $100
prizes will be awarded; for information, call 563424-1210, Bucktown Center for the Arts, 225 E.
2nd St., Davenport, IA, Midcoast.org, Thu Jun 11
thru Wed Jul 8.

Outlying Areas
Currently on Display
Matt Lyvers, painting exhibit; Mon.-Fri.
10am-6pm, Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. noon-4pm; for
information, call 319-338-4442, The Chait Galleries
Downtown, 218 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA,
ChaitGalleries.com, thru Sun Jun 14.
Single-channel 5: Dance / Kent Monkman
- Dance to Miss Chief, exhibit celebrates the
various ways artists incorporate dance into
their work, from simply celebrating the body in
motion to expressions of complicated political
thought; Tue.-Fri. 11am-4pm, Thu. 11am-9pm, Sat
10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm; for information, call
515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand
Ave., Des Moines, IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org,
thru Mon Jun 15.
Kari Maxwell, exhibit of environmental
paintings; Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm, Sat. 10am-5pm,
Sun. noon-4pm; for information, call 319-3384442, The Chait Galleries Downtown, 218 E
Washington St, Iowa City, IA, ChaitGalleries.com,
thru Sat Jun 20.
Living Proof Exhibit, annual exhibition of 75
works of art by cancer survivors within a 150-mile
radius of the Quad Cities, Peoria Public Library,
107 NE Monroe St., Peoria, IL, LivingProofExhibit.
org, thru Tue Jun 30.
Personal Spaces, an exhibition of works by
artists Paul & Lindsay McCormick and Gary David;
for information, contact gallery director Janice
Roerig-Blong at Janice@dbqstudioworks.org or
563-599-9169, Gallery C, 900 Jackson St., Suite 113,
Dubuque, IA, DbqStudioWorks.org, thru Sun Jul 5.
Guardians of Grain: Bamana and Dogon
Door Locks, this exhibition presents the breadth
and depth of Emilia and Mauricio Lasansky’s gift
of 54 African door locks; Tue.-Sun. noon-4pm, Thu.

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noon-8pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; for information, call
319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410
Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, thru
Sun Jul 26.
Fiber: Sculpture 1960 - Present, the first
exhibition in more than 40 years to examine the
development of abstraction and dimensionality
in fiber art from the mid-twentieth century to the
present; Tue.-Fri. 11am-4pm, Thu. 11am-9pm, Sat
10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm; for information, call
515-277-4405, Des Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand
Ave., Des Moines, IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org,
thru Sun Aug 2.
Jen P. Harris, exhibit of intricately layered ink
paintings inspired by philosophical, religious, and
scientific narratives; for information, call 319-3641580, CSPS/Legion Arts, 1103 3rd St SE, Cedar
Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org, thru Sun Aug 2.
Expressions of Home: The Watercolors of
Lela Powers Briggs, exhibition drawn exclusively
from a large gift of Briggs’ works given to the
museum by her sons; Tue.-Sun. noon-4pm, Thu.
noon-8pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; for information, call
319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410
Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, thru
Sun Aug 30.
American-Made Baskets: Made to Be Used,
24 basket weavers from across the USA will
have their basket on display, Philip Dickel Basket
Museum Gallery, 618 8th Ave., West Amana, IA,
Facebook.com/philipdickelbasketmuseum, thru
Wed Sep 2.
Art in Roman Life, over 50 works, including
coins, glass vessels, ceramic lamps, marble
sculptures, and more; Tue.-Sun. noon-4pm, Thu.
noon-8pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; for information, call
319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410
Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, thru
Wed Sep 2.
Grant Wood: In Focus, culled from the
museum’s extensive collection of works, this
single-gallery installation serves as a brief
overview of the artistic achievements of this
important American painter; Tue.-Sun. noon-4pm,
Thu. noon-8pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; for information,
call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art,
410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org,
thru Wed Sep 2.
Mauricio Lasansky: Master Printmaker, new
takes on the important Iowa City artist; Tue.-Sun.
noon-4pm, Thu. noon-8pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids
Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids,
IA, CRMA.org, thru Wed Sep 2.
Midwest Summer: Light and Warmth,
an exhibition of Iowan artists addressing the
experience of summer in the Midwest; Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday noon-4pm;
Thursday noon-8pm; Sat. 10am-4pm; for
information, call 319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids
Museum of Art, 410 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids,
IA, CRMA.org, thru Wed Sep 2.
The Restless Spirit: American Art from the
Collection, a revolving four-gallery presentation
that takes in-depth looks at recurring themes
in American art; Tue.-Sun. noon-4pm, Thu.
noon-8pm, Sat. 10am-4pm; for information, call
319-366-7503, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410
Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, CRMA.org, thru
Wed Sep 2.
Sea Life: Durer to Dion, sea-life sculpture
exhibit by contemporary artist Mark Dion; Tue.-Fri.
11am-4pm, Thu. 11am-9pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun.
noon-4pm; for information, call 515-277-4405, Des
Moines Art Center, 4700 Grand Ave., Des Moines,
IA, DesMoinesArtCenter.org, thru Wed Sep 2.

CLASSES
Scott & Rock Island Counties
June

Figure Drawing/Painting Class, on Thursdays;
with facilitators Jason Frank and Brad Bisbey;
$15; for information, e-mail bereskinartgallery@
gmail.com or call 563-508-4630, Bereskin Fine Art

Gallery & Studio, 225 E. 2nd St., Suites 102 & 104,
Davenport, IA, BucktownArts.com, 6:15pm Thu
Jun 11 thru Thu Jun 25.
L&D15 Silkscreen Classes, choose between
postcard making, an under-painting activity, or
print your own t-shirt as your group learns the
basics of silkscreen printing, facilitated by L&D15
co-founder David Balluff; for information and to
register, call 563-484-0415, L&D15, 520 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, LAndD15.com, Thu Jun 11 thru
Tue Jun 30.
Creation Studio: Strawbees, learn to create the
new construction toy that turns ordinary drinking
straws into marvels of engineering; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm Fri Jun 12.
Faux-Stained Glass Window Class, Habitat
will provide the windows and all supplies; $40;
for information and to register, e-mail diane@
restoreqc.org, Habitat ReStore, 3629 Mississippi
Avenue, Davenport, IA, RestoreQC.org, 10am Sat
Jun 13.
Creekside Vineyards Uncorked: Paint &
Wine Class, includes glass of wine, painting
instruction, and supplies; $40; for information and
to register, call 563-484-9492, Creekside Vineyards
Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave., Coal Valley, IL,
UncorkedPaintWineDesign.com/pop-up-parties,
2pm Sun Jun 14.
Creation Studio: No-Sew T-Shirts Totes,
up-cycle thrift-store t-shirts into usable tote
bags; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm
Mon Jun 15.
Paper Crafts, on Tuesdays; for adults who
love to craft, each week we will make a different
paper work to take home; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000
N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 2:30pm Tue Jun 16 thru Tue Jun 30.
Creation Studio: Superhero Science, take part
in a superhero-themed science activity; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Thu Jun 18.
Creation Studio: Paracord Bracelets,
make a stylish and functional bracelet; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Mon Jun 22.
Pinterest Party: Mosaic Picture Frame,
monthly craft-making party involving ideas
found on the Pinterest social media site; free; for
information, call 309-732-7369, Rock Island Public
Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island,
IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Jun 25.
Fabulous Faux Finishes Workshop, learn tips,
tricks and techniques that will help you create the
look of wood, marble, fabric and more on your
walls and furniture; with instructor Mary Stringer;
$65-75 w/ supplies; for information and to register,
call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd
St, Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 10am Sat
Jun 27.
Creekside Vineyards Uncorked: Paint &
Wine Class, includes glass of wine, painting
instruction, and supplies; $40; for information and
to register, call 563-484-9492, Creekside Vineyards
Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave., Coal Valley, IL,
UncorkedPaintWineDesign.com/pop-up-parties,
2pm Sun Jun 28.
Creation Studio: Nail Art with Maria, learn
easy nail-art techniques that look like they were
done by a professional; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Mon Jun 29.

July
L&D15 Silkscreen Classes, choose between
postcard making, an under-painting activity, or
print your own t-shirt as your group learns the
basics of silkscreen printing, facilitated by L&D15

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co-founder David Balluff; for information and to
register, call 563-484-0415, L&D15, 520 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, LAndD15.com, Wed Jul 1 thru Fri
Jul 30.
Creation Studio: Superhero Science, take part
in a superhero-themed science activity; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Thu Jul 2.
Figure Drawing/Painting Class, on Thursdays;
with facilitators Jason Frank and Brad Bisbey;
$15; for information, e-mail bereskinartgallery@
gmail.com or call 563-508-4630, Bereskin Fine Art
Gallery & Studio, 225 E. 2nd St., Suites 102 & 104,
Davenport, IA, BucktownArts.com, 6:15pm Thu Jul
2 thru Thu Jul 30.
Wine & Art: Mixed Media Fiber Arts, enjoy
a variety of studio classes paired with a glass
of wine, light hors d’oeuvres, and socializing;
tonight, experiment with a variety of printed and

dimensional fabrics, fibers, stitching techniques
and more in this fun, exploratory evening;
artist Lori Miller will demonstrate mixed media
techniques using familiar materials in unexpected
ways to make unusual and exciting art works; $20;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7804,
Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA,
FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu Jul 2.
Creation Studio: Duct Tape Roses, drop in and
make one or a dozen; free; for information, call 563344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
1pm Mon Jul 6.
Paper Crafts, on Tuesdays; for adults who
love to craft, each week we will make a different
paper work to take home; free; for information,
call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000
N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 2:30pm Tue Jul 7 thru Tue Jul 28.
Creation Studio: Superhero T-Shirt Stencils,

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decorate T-shirts using stencils and fabric paint; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm Fri Jul 10.
Creekside Vineyards Uncorked: Paint &
Wine Class, includes glass of wine, painting
instruction, and supplies; $40; for information and
to register, call 563-484-9492, Creekside Vineyards
Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave., Coal Valley, IL,
UncorkedPaintWineDesign.com/pop-up-parties,
2pm Sun Jul 12.
Creation Studio: Making Rheoscopic Fluid,
make fluid that shows currents but doesn’t mix,
and get a mesmerizing display of what currents
look like; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm
Mon Jul 13.
Oil Pastel Workshop, Gloria Burlingame will
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graffito and more in this lively color-focused
workshop; students will create several small works
of art inspired by a studio still life and their favorite
landscape photos; $40-50; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org,
10:30am Sat Jul 18.
Creation Studio: Corner Bookmarks, make a
custom, one-of-a-king corner bookmark; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Mon Jul 20.
Creekside Vineyards Uncorked: Paint &
Wine Class, includes glass of wine, painting
instruction, and supplies; $40; for information and
to register, call 563-484-9492, Creekside Vineyards
Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave., Coal Valley, IL,
UncorkedPaintWineDesign.com/pop-up-parties,
2pm Sun Jul 26.
Pinterest Party: Photo Coasters, monthly
craft-making party involving ideas found on the
Pinterest social media site; free; for information,
call 309-732-7369, Rock Island Public Library
- 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Jul 30.

August
L&D15 Silkscreen Classes, choose between
postcard making, an under-painting activity, or
print your own t-shirt as your group learns the
basics of silkscreen printing, facilitated by L&D15
co-founder David Balluff; for information and to
register, call 563-484-0415, L&D15, 520 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, LAndD15.com, Sat Aug 1 thru Wed
Sep 2.
Creation Studio: Gauge Swatch Hat, for
those who need help learning how to knit with
two colors at once, get help starting the Global
Gathering Norway Sweater Knit-Along gauge
hat; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 6pm
Thu Aug 6.
Figure Drawing/Painting Class, on Thursdays;
with facilitators Jason Frank and Brad Bisbey;
$15; for information, e-mail bereskinartgallery@
gmail.com or call 563-508-4630, Bereskin Fine Art
Gallery & Studio, 225 E. 2nd St., Suites 102 & 104,
Davenport, IA, BucktownArts.com, 6:15pm Thu
Aug 6 thru Thu Aug 27.
Creekside Vineyards Uncorked: Paint &
Wine Class, includes glass of wine, painting
instruction, and supplies; $40; for information and
to register, call 563-484-9492, Creekside Vineyards
Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave., Coal Valley, IL,
UncorkedPaintWineDesign.com/pop-up-parties,
2pm Sun Aug 9.
Wine & Art: Sunset Serenade – Acrylic
Painting, enjoy a variety of studio classes paired
with a glass of wine, light hors d’oeuvres, and
socializing; tonight, capture the glorious colors
of an Iowa sunset on a canvas you’ll be proud
to display in this fun, social evening with Allen
Holloway; paint a rose/purple/gold-hued sunset
and the silhouetted shapes created by the
brightness of the light as day surrenders to dusk;
$20; for information and to register, call 563-3267804, Figge Art Museum, 225 W 2nd St, Davenport,
IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org, 6pm Thu Aug 13.
Watercolor Painting: Summer Light,
Wednesdays thru Sept. 16; artist Ralph Iaccarino
will share tips and techniques on value, color
and more in this informative, relaxed painting
experience as you discover your inner vision and
personal style; $95-105; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum, 225
W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.org,
6pm Wed Aug 19.
Creekside Vineyards Uncorked: Paint &
Wine Class, includes glass of wine, painting
instruction, and supplies; $40; for information and
to register, call 563-484-9492, Creekside Vineyards
Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave., Coal Valley, IL,
UncorkedPaintWineDesign.com/pop-up-parties,
2pm Sun Aug 23.

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VISUAL ARTS
CLASSES

Scott & Rock Island Counties
August
Pinterest Party: Coffee Mug, monthly
craft-making party involving ideas found on the
Pinterest social media site; free; for information,
call 309-732-7369, Rock Island Public Library
- 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Aug 27.
Art Glass: Your Design!, explore the power
and beauty of glass with artist Lu Steffen and
design a large glass art piece or decorative plate;
Lu will share her skills, tips and techniques for
creating one-of-a-kind glass art that showcases
combinations of color ranging from subtly
dramatic to rich, sparkling, iridescent composites;
design a stunning glass art piece you’ll be proud
to display in this casual, relaxed studio experience;
$110-120 w/ supplies; for information and to
register, call 563-326-7804, Figge Art Museum,
225 W 2nd St, Davenport, IA, FiggeArtMuseum.
org, 10am Sat Aug 29.

Outlying Areas

Free Soft-Glass Tutorial, with Wendy Ford;
for information and to register, call 319-338-1566,
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St, Iowa City,
IA, BeadologyIowa.com, 5:30pm Thu Jun 11.
Beadology Open Lab, receive the benefit of
Beadology Iowa’s experienced staff, and share
techniques, get assistance, and help create
the area’s beading community; on the third
Thursday of the month, join Wendy Ford for free
soft-glass tutorials from 5:30-7:30pm; free; for
information and to register, call 319-338-1566,
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St, Iowa City,
IA, BeadologyIowa.com, 4pm Thu Jun 11 thru
Thu Aug 27.
Make Glass Beads: Flame I, with instructor
Karen Kubby; this class will increase your handeye coordination and allow you to make beads
that can be used in jewelry making, and will teach
you the art of lampworking, a technique of using
a torch and melting glass rods to create various
shapes; $95; for information and to register, call
319-338-1566, Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington
St, Iowa City, IA, BeadologyIowa.com, 10am Sat
Jun 20.
Metal Ring with Embellishment, with
instructor Leslie Hollis; take your soldering and
metal working skills to the next level; create your
design, form your ring to size, and solder your
components into place; $80; for information
and to register, call 319-338-1566, Beadology
Iowa, 220 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA,
BeadologyIowa.com, 3pm Sat Jun 20.
Make Two Bracelets: Intro to Stringing, led
by Cheryl Weatherford; this class places a focus
on professional stringing and design techniques;
you will make two bracelets using two different
stringing materials; one bracelet will be made
strung on nylon using glass beads from the Czech
Republic and sterling silver beads; the second
bracelet will be strung on flexible wire and made
with handmade glass and Swarovski crystals; you
will learn how to use crimp beads to finish this
bracelet; $55; for information, call 319-338-1566,
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St, Iowa City,
IA, BeadologyIowa.com, 10am Sat Jun 27.
Make Three Pairs of Earrings: Intro to
Wirework, led by Karen Kubby; two wirework
skills will be practiced and used to make three
pairs of earrings; the first skill is making a closed
wrapped loop that allows you to make earrings
and pendants; the second skill is making a closed
wrapped loop inside of a closed loop, allowing
you to attach dangles to chains; you will make
earrings from glass, stone, pearls, and Swarovski
crystals; $55; for information and to register, call
319-338-1566, Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington
St, Iowa City, IA, BeadologyIowa.com, 1pm Sat
Jun 27.

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MUSIC

Theatre

CONCERTS

Comedies and Dramas
June through August

Scott & Rock Island Counties

A

mong other stage sights, this year’s
summer season of theatrical comedies
and dramas will boast adultery, sickness,
assassinations, eye-gouging, accused killers,
incest, and numerous sightings of men in drag.
Rest assured, though: At the end of the season,
there will be peace. Actually, there will be
capitalized, italicized Peace, because Genesius
Guild’s and author Don Wooten’s screwball
update of Aristophanes’ classical-Greek
A Few Good Men @ District
comedy will wrap up 2015’s summertime
Theatre - opens June 26
season with outdoor performances August
14 through 16. Prior to that, things will be a lot less Peace-ful in Rock Island’s
Lincoln Park, as Genesius Guild is also staging the Falstaff-ian Shakespeare
romp The Merry Wives of Windsor (June 27 through July 12), the Bard’s bloody
and bloody awesome “Scottish play” Macbeth (August 1 through 9), and every
parent’s and child’s worst nightmare – Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex (July 18 through
26). Going from murder to alleged murder, the District Treatre unveils its new
locale at Rock Island’s former Argus/Dispatch building with A Few Good Men
(June June 26 through July 11), Aaron Sorkin’s Tony-nominated “You can’t
handle the truth!” courtroom drama directed by Lora Adams. Another drama,
this one with occasional subtitles, arrives in the form of Davenport’s QC Theatre
Workshop production of Tribes (June 12 through 28), director Jennifer Popple’s
take on Nina Raine’s moving and funny tale partly performed through American
Sign Language. More drama blended with comedy will be on tap in the Clinton
Area Showboat Theatre’s presentation of Robert Harling’s beloved, Southernaccented Steel Magnolias (July 23 through August 2), while younger crowds
can delight in the Showboat’s children’s-book staging of Go, Dog, Go! (June
13 through 20). For laughs of a more continental – and grown-up – nature,
Rock Island’s Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse delivers a Tony-winning treat in the
slamming-door slapstick of Marc Camoletti’s Boeing-Boeing (July 29 through
September 19). And in addition to its current The Boys Next Door (through
June 14), Geneseo’s Richmond Hill Barn Theatre has a pair of silly and sweet
summertime comedies in director John Donald O’Shea’s heist-errific The Robin
Hood Caper (July 9 through 19) and director Joe DePauw’s supernatural romance
Down to Earth (August 13 through 23). Meanwhile, one could argue that this
summer, Moline’s Playcrafters Barn Theatre and Mt. Carroll’s Timber Lake
Playhouse have decided that the simplest way to an audience’s heart in through
its stomach. Laughs will be on Playcrafters’ menu when director Jacque Cohoon
presents the Jones/Hope/Wooten comedy The Red Velvet Cake War (July 10
through 19). Food, meanwhile, finds it way into the titles of no fewer than three
Timber Lake productions, as the summer-stock company’s 2015 season makes
room for the two-man, cross-dressing riot Greater Tuna (July 16 through 25),
the Roald Dahl children’s-book adaptation James & the Giant Peach (August 4
through 8), and the family dramedy that is author Dan LeFranc’s The Big Meal
(June 18 through 27). You could actually make a big meal out of a giant peach,
tuna, and red velvet cake, but the war would be with your intestines. For more on
the area’s summertime stage scene, visit the Theatre calendar beginning on page
15. – Mike Schulz
Intro to Borosilicate Glass, learn how to
manipulate borosilicate glass; participants will
make a basic marble, solid pendant, and an icicle
ornament; with instructor Benjamin Revis; $98;
for information and to register, call 319-338-1566,
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St, Iowa City,
IA, BeadologyIowa.com, 1pm Sun Jun 28.
Free Soft-Glass Tutorial, with Wendy Ford;
for information and to register, call 319-338-1566,
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St, Iowa City,
IA, BeadologyIowa.com, 5:30pm Thu Jul 9.
Free Soft-Glass Tutorial, with Wendy Ford;
for information and to register, call 319-338-1566,
Beadology Iowa, 220 E Washington St, Iowa City,
IA, BeadologyIowa.com, 5:30pm Thu Aug 13.

CALL FOR ENTRY

“Revive” Exhibit, entries are sought to
showcase works that redefine the transformation
of recycled, up-cycled and reclaimed items into
fine art; “Revive” will be on exhibit at Bucktown
Aug. 28-Sept. 26; a total of two original works of
functional and visual art, mixed media, 3D, and
sculpture featuring the use or reuse of common,
discarded, found or recycled objects are eligible;
two $100 prizes will be awarded; for information,
call 563-424-1210, Bucktown Center for the Arts,
225 E. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, Midcoast.org, Thu
Jun 11 thru Wed Jul 8.

June

Cody Road, a concert in the Moline Centre’s
Summer Concert Series, sponsored by iWiureless
phone; bring lawn chairs; food and beverages
available for purchase; free, Bass Street Landing
Plaza, Moline, IL, MolineCentre.org, 7pm Thu Jun
11.
The Fry Daddies, in Faye’s Field; an event in
the Summer Concert Series; bring lawn chairs or
blankets, and food and drink; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Jun 11.
Army Material Command Band, a concert
in the “Music on the Levee” series; free; for
information, call 563-888-2235, Petersen Pavilion,
LeClaire Park, 400 Biederbeck Dr., Davenport, IA,
6pm Thu Jun 11.
CASI New Horizons Band, with an ice cream
social by CASI (Center for Active Seniors); in
case of rain, the concert will be moved to the
Herbert D. Goettsch Community Center; free;
for information, call 563-332-5190 or e-mail
patannww@gmail.com, Bill Bowe Memorial
Bandshell, Middle Park, Bettendorf, IA, 7:30pm Fri
Jun 12.
Friday Live @ Five: The Dawn, free;
for information, call 563-326-1333, RME
Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 5pm Fri Jun 12.
The Bix Youth Jazz Band, playing music from
the silent-film era in conjunction with the day’s
“Summer Silents: Buster Keaton” event; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 8pm Fri Jun 12.
Avon Dale and Truthpick, roots, blues, and
soul musicians in the RME Anniversary Concert
and Member Appreciation Show; $8-10, free
for members; for tickets and information, call
563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 9pm Fri
Jun 12.
Gumbo Ya Ya, annual “Mardi Gras in the
District” celebration with live music, vendors,
Cajun food, children’s activities, and more;
$7-9 one-day pass, $12-14 two-day pass; for
information, call 309-788-6311, The District of
Rock Island, 100 19th St, Suite 109 (office), Rock
Island, IL, GumboYaYaFestival.com, Fri Jun 12 and
Sat Jun 13.
The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13
piece big band will be playing all your favorites
from the Big Band era; featuring hits from Glenn
Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Henry Mancini,
and Stan Kenton; 5pm doors, 6pm show; $13-16;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733,
extension 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 6pm Fri Jun 12.
Lojo Russo, a concert in the “Creekside
Vineyards Wine-derful Music” series; music free
with wine purchase; for information, call 309-7879463, Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505
120th Ave., Coal Valley, IL, CreeksideVineyards.com,
3pm Sat Jun 13.
Nova Singers: Out of the Ordinary, members
of the Nova Singers ensemble and other area
singers, under the direction of Laura Lane, will
perform songs from Broadway musicals, Irish and
English folk tunes, handbell and cello solos, piano
duets, American art songs, and contemporary
Christian songs; $10-15, students free; for
information, call 309-341-7038 or e-mail nova@
knox.edu, First Lutheran Church - Rock Island, 1600
20th St., Rock Island, IL, NovaSingers.com, 4pm
Sun Jun 14.
SwingShift, a concert in the “Music on the
Levee” series; free; for information, call 563888-2235, Petersen Pavilion, LeClaire Park, 400
Biederbeck Dr., Davenport, IA, 7pm Sun Jun 14.
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Dennis Gruenling, concert co-presented by
the Mississippi Valley Blues Society; $8-10; for
information, call 563-355-0655 or e-mail info@
muddys.info, The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St.,
Bettendorf, IA, TheMuddyWaters.com, 6:30pm
Tue Jun 16.
Hackensaw Boys, Americana and bluegrass
musicians in concert, with an opening set by
Frank F. Sydney’s Western Bandit Volunteers;
$15-20; for information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Tue Jun 16.
Hungrytown, folk-music concert with the
married duo of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson;
free; for information, call 309-524-2470 or e-mail
reference@molinelibrary.org, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 6pm Tue Jun 16.
Spirit Family Reunion and Muddy Ruckus,
rock and Americana musicians in concert; $11.5012; for tickets and information, call 563-326-1333,
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 7:30pm Wed Jun 17.
Cosmic, a concert in the Moline Centre’s
Summer Concert Series, sponsored by RIA Credit
Union; bring lawn chairs; food and beverages
available for purchase; free, Bass Street Landing
Plaza, Moline, IL, MolineCentre.org, 7pm Thu Jun
18.
Marchfourth!, jazz, funk, and big-band
musicians in concert; $16.75-20; for tickets
and information, call 563-326-1333, The
Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 7:30pm Thu Jun 18.
Melanie Devaney, in Faye’s Field; an event
in the Summer Concert Series; bring lawn
chairs or blankets, and food and drink; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Jun 18.
ABBA Fab, concert with the nationally-touring
tribute artists; $20; for information, call 800724-5825, Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention
Center, 2021 State St., Bettendorf, IA, Bettendorf.
IsleOfCapriCasinos.com, 7:30pm Fri Jun 19.
Bettendorf Park Band, with an ice cream
social by Broadway Presbyterian Church; in case of
rain, the concert will be moved to the Herbert D.
Goettsch Community Center; free; for information,
call 563-332-5190 or e-mail patannww@gmail.
com, Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell, Middle Park,
Bettendorf, IA, 7:30pm Fri Jun 19.
Friday Live @ Five: Curtis Hawkins Band,
free; for information, call 563-326-1333, RME
Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 5pm Fri Jun 19.
Here Come the Mummies, outdoor concert
with the tightly-wrapped rockers, with an opening
set by 10 of Soul; 7pm gates, 8pm concert; $23-28;
for information, call 309-788-6311, The District of
Rock Island, 100 19th St, Suite 109 (office), Rock
Island, IL, RIDistrict.com, 8pm Fri Jun 19.
All We Need Is Love Music & Arts Gathering,
held at the LeClaire Pavilion and several
downtown businesses, with levee concerts, a
farmers’ market, sing-alongs, a drum circle, and
more; W.D. Petersen Memorial Music Pavilion,
Beiderbecke Dr., LeClaire, IA, Facebook.com/
LiberateLove, Sat Jun 20.
Rock the District w/ Bret Michaels, outdoor
concert with singer-songwriter and frontman of
Poison, with sets by 3 Years Hollow, Girl on Fire,
and Eleven Fifty Two; 6pm gates, 8pm concert;
$35-40; for information, call 309-788-6311, The
District of Rock Island, 100 19th St, Suite 109
(office), Rock Island, IL, RIDistrict.com, 7pm Sat
Jun 20.
Blue Oyster Cult, rock legends perform for
the 21st-annual Rally on the River, Centennial
Park, 315 S. Marquette St., Davenport, IA,
RallyOnTheRiverQC.com, 9:30pm Sat Jun 20.
Daddy Mack, concert co-presented by
the Mississippi Valley Blues Society; $5-7; for
information, call 563-355-0655 or e-mail info@
muddys.info, The Muddy Waters, 1708 State St.,
Bettendorf, IA, TheMuddyWaters.com, 6pm Sun
Jun 21.

Third Sunday Jazz: Semenya McCord
Quartet, Polyrhythms presents a 3pm, jazz
workshop ($5 adults, free for kids) and a 6pm
concert ($10-15) with McCord and guest musicians
George Russell Jr., Glenn Brooks, and Chris Brooks;
for tickets and information, call 309 373-0790 or
visit Polyrhythms.org, The Redstone Room, 129
Main St, Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org,
3pm Sun Jun 21.
Tewanta & Company, a concert in the “Music
on the Levee” series; free; for information, call
563-888-2235, Petersen Pavilion, LeClaire Park, 400
Biederbeck Dr., Davenport, IA, 7pm Sun Jun 21.
Andy Frasco & the U.N., rock and soul
musicians in concert, with an opening set by
Sophistafunk; $9.50-10; for information, call
563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm
Thu Jun 25.
Gray Wolf Band, a concert in the Moline
Centre’s Summer Concert Series, sponsored
by Renew Moline; bring lawn chairs; food and
beverages available for purchase; free, Bass Street
Landing Plaza, Moline, IL, MolineCentre.org, 7pm
Thu Jun 25.
The John Resch Blues Experience, in Faye’s
Field; an event in the Summer Concert Series;
bring lawn chairs or blankets, and food and
drink; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm
Thu Jun 25.
Friday Live @ Five: Mercury Brothers,
free; for information, call 563-326-1333, RME
Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 5pm Fri Jun 26.
Tri-County Band, with an ice cream social
by Bettendorf Presbyterian Church; in case of
rain, the concert will be moved to the Herbert D.
Goettsch Community Center; free; for information,
call 563-332-5190 or e-mail patannww@gmail.
com, Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell, Middle Park,
Bettendorf, IA, 7:30pm Fri Jun 26.
Justin Morrissey, a concert in the “Creekside
Vineyards Wine-derful Music” series; music free
with wine purchase; for information, call 309-7879463, Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505
120th Ave., Coal Valley, IL, CreeksideVineyards.com,
3pm Sat Jun 27.
Ken Paulsen Orchestra, a concert in the “Music
on the Levee” series; free; for information, call
563-888-2235, Petersen Pavilion, LeClaire Park, 400
Biederbeck Dr., Davenport, IA, 7pm Sun Jun 28.

July
Jack Lion, in Faye’s Field; an event in the
Summer Concert Series; bring lawn chairs or
blankets, and food and drink; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Jul 2.
The Blackstones, a concert in the Moline
Centre’s Summer Concert Series, sponsored by
Boys & Girls Club of MV; bring lawn chairs; food
and beverages available for purchase; free, Bass
Street Landing Plaza, Moline, IL, MolineCentre.org,
7pm Thu Jul 2.
The River’s Song: The Importance of our
Midwestern Rivers, singer-songwriter Barry
Cloyd traces the history of these original highways
of the Midwest through story and song; free; for
information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 6pm Thu Jul 2.
Friday Live @ Five: The Blackstones,
free; for information, call 563-326-1333, RME
Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 5pm Fri Jul 3.
Bettendorf Park Band, part of Bettendorf’s
Old Fashioned July 4th Celebration; with
an ice cream social; rain date July 11; free;
for information, call 563-332-5190 or e-mail
patannww@gmail.com, Bill Bowe Memorial
Bandshell, Middle Park, Bettendorf, IA, 7:30pm
Sat Jul 4.

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CONCERTS
Scott & Rock Island Counties
July

Bucktown Revue: Waiting for the Fireworks,
the Revue gang delivers their first Illinois
presentation in this holiday-themed performance
of music, comedy, and storytelling; for
information, e-mail mgromkey@gmail.com or call
Mike Romkey at 563-940-0508, Lincoln Park, 11th
Ave & 38th St, Rock Island, IL, BucktownRevue.
com, 7:30pm Sat Jul 4.
Jordan Danielsen w/ Carolyn Klinger, a
concert in the “Creekside Vineyards Sundaze
Concert” series; music free with wine purchase;
for information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave., Coal
Valley, IL, CreeksideVineyards.com, 2pm Sun Jul 5.
Natalie Stovall & the Drive, playing for the
Walcott Truckers Jamboree; for information, call
563-284-6961, Iowa 80 Truck Stop, 755 W Iowa 80
Rd., Walcott, IA, Iowa80TruckStop.com/truckerjamboree, 7pm Thu Jul 9.
Whoozdads?, in Faye’s Field; an event in the
Summer Concert Series; bring lawn chairs or
blankets, and food and drink; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Jul 9.
Wicked Liz & the Bellyswirls, a concert in
the Moline Centre’s Summer Concert Series,
sponsored by General Pattern Company/Car
Shop, Inc.; bring lawn chairs; food and beverages
available for purchase; free, Bass Street Landing
Plaza, Moline, IL, MolineCentre.org, 7pm Thu Jul 9.
Circus Band, with an ice cream social by
Redeemer Lutheran Church; in case of rain, the
concert will be moved to the Herbert D. Goettsch
Community Center; free; for information, call
563-332-5190 or e-mail patannww@gmail.com,
Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell, Middle Park,
Bettendorf, IA, 7:30pm Fri Jul 10.
Friday Live @ Five: Jason Carl & the Whole
Damn Band, free; for information, call 563-3261333, RME Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St., Davenport,
IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 5pm Fri Jul 10.
Lindsay Lawler and The Josh Abbott Band,
playing for the Walcott Truckers Jamboree;
for information, call 563-284-6961, Iowa 80
Truck Stop, 755 W Iowa 80 Rd., Walcott, IA,
Iowa80TruckStop.com/trucker-jamboree, 5:30pm
Fri Jul 10.
The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13
piece big band will be playing all your favorites
from the Big Band era; featuring hits from Glenn
Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Henry Mancini,
and Stan Kenton; 5pm doors, 6pm show; $13-16;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733,
extension 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 6pm Fri Jul 10.
The Melvins, rockers in their “Hold It In” tour,
with an opening set by Le Butcherettes; $20
advance tickets; for information, call 309-7931999, RIBCO, 1815 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, RIBCO.
com, 9pm Fri Jul 10.
Daiquiri Factory 11th-Anniversary Party w/
Hairbanger’s Ball, outdoor party with the touring
rock musicians; 7pm gates; $10; for information,
call 309-786-1016, Daiquiri Factory, 1809 2nd Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, DaiquiriFactory.com, 7pm Sat Jul
11.
Dani Lynn Howe & Band, playing for the
Walcott Truckers Jamboree; for information, call
563-284-6961, Iowa 80 Truck Stop, 755 W Iowa 80
Rd., Walcott, IA, Iowa80TruckStop.com/truckerjamboree, 1pm Sat Jul 11.
Frankie Joe & Kinfolk, a concert in the
“Creekside Vineyards Wine-derful Music” series;
music free with wine purchase; for information,
call 309-787-9463, Creekside Vineyards
Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave., Coal Valley, IL,
CreeksideVineyards.com, 3pm Sat Jul 11.
Quad City Kix Jazz Orchestra, a concert in the

“Music on the Levee” series; free; for information,
call 563-888-2235, Petersen Pavilion, LeClaire Park,
400 Biederbeck Dr., Davenport, IA, 7pm Sun Jul
12.
Corey Taylor, an evening with the Slipknot
and Stone Tour musicians featuring readings from
his book “You’re Making Me Hate You,” acoustic
performance, and audience discussion; $25; for
information, call 309-793-1999, RIBCO, 1815 2nd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, RIBCO.com, 8pm Tue Jul 14.
Summer Lawn Concert with Will Hale & the
Tadpole Parade, concert in which kids become
rock stars, clapping, dancing and singing along in
a festive, fun environment; free; for information,
call 309-743-2701, Deere-Wiman Carriage House,
817 11th Ave., Moline, IL, ButterworthCenter.com,
6:30pm Wed Jul 15.
Coupe de Ville, a concert in the Moline
Centre’s Summer Concert Series, sponsored by
Califf & Harper, P.C.; bring lawn chairs; food and
beverages available for purchase; free, Bass Street
Landing Plaza, Moline, IL, MolineCentre.org, 7pm
Thu Jul 16.
The Tailfins, in Faye’s Field; an event in the
Summer Concert Series; bring lawn chairs or
blankets, and food and drink; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Jul 16.
Bettendorf Park Band, with an ice cream
social by Friends of Bettendorf Parks Foundation;
in case of rain, the concert will be moved to the
Herbert D. Goettsch Community Center; free;
for information, call 563-332-5190 or e-mail
patannww@gmail.com, Bill Bowe Memorial
Bandshell, Middle Park, Bettendorf, IA, 7:30pm Fri
Jul 17.
Clayton Anderson & Keith Anderson, a
Grandstand concert in the 2015 Rock Island
County Fair; 6pm gates; $5-15, ages 5 & under
free; for information, call 309-796-1620, Rock
Island County Fairgrounds, Archer Drive & Avenue
of the Cities, East Moline, IL, RockIslandFair.org,
6pm Fri Jul 17.
Friday Live @ Five: Minus Six, free;
for information, call 563-326-1333, RME
Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 5pm Fri Jul 17.
Charlie Worsham, a Grandstand concert in
the 2015 Rock Island County Fair; 7pm gates;
$5-15, ages 5 & under free; for information, call
309-796-1620, Rock Island County Fairgrounds,
Archer Drive & Avenue of the Cities, East Moline,
IL, RockIslandFair.org, 7pm Sat Jul 18.
Third Sunday Jazz, Polyrhythms presents a
3pm, jazz workshop ($5 adults, free for kids) and
a 6pm concert ($10-15) with noted jazz artists; for
tickets and information, call 309 373-0790 or visit
Polyrhythms.org, The Redstone Room, 129 Main
St, Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 3pm
Sun Jul 19.
River City 6, a concert in the “Music on the
Levee” series; free; for information, call 563888-2235, Petersen Pavilion, LeClaire Park, 400
Biederbeck Dr., Davenport, IA, 7pm Sun Jul 19.
Opera Bus Trip, a trip to Simpson College
Blank Performing Arts Center in Indianola to see
Mozart’s “The Abduction from the Seraglio”; $70;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 9am Sun
Jul 19.
An Evening with Walter Trout, blues musician
in his fifth decade of performance; $16.75-20;
for tickets and information, call 563-326-1333,
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 7:30pm Tue Jul 21.
Jason Carl & the Whole Damn Band, in Faye’s
Field; an event in the Summer Concert Series;
bring lawn chairs or blankets, and food and
drink; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm
Thu Jul 23.
Minus Six, a concert in the Moline Centre’s
Summer Concert Series, sponsored by Nelson
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chairs; food and beverages available for purchase;
free, Bass Street Landing Plaza, Moline, IL,
MolineCentre.org, 7pm Thu Jul 23.
Deutsche Polka Band, with an ice cream social
by Broadway Presbyterian Church; in case of
rain, the concert will be moved to the Herbert D.
Goettsch Community Center; free; for information,
call 563-332-5190 or e-mail patannww@gmail.
com, Bill Bowe Memorial Bandshell, Middle Park,
Bettendorf, IA, 7:30pm Fri Jul 24.
Sarah Allner w/ Brian Allen, a concert in the
“Creekside Vineyards Wine-derful Music” series;
music free with wine purchase; for information,
call 309-787-9463, Creekside Vineyards
Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave., Coal Valley, IL,
CreeksideVineyards.com, 3pm Sat Jul 25.
Shania Twain, concert with the best-selling
female artist in county-music history, performing
with special guest Gavin DeGraw; $46-136; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201
River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com, 7:30pm
Sun Jul 26.
The Beach Boys, concert with the legendary
musicians and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers; $39.5069.50; for tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless
Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.
com, 7pm Wed Jul 29.
Bix Porch Party: Don Estes & the Prairie
Ramblers, celebrate the music of Bix Beiderbecke
with the sounds of Don Estes & the Prairie
Ramblers, food, face painting, balloon animals,
and more; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Davenport Public Library (Main), 321 Main Street,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 11am Thu
Jul 30.
Lojo Russo, in Faye’s Field; an event in the
Summer Concert Series; bring lawn chairs or
blankets, and food and drink; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu Jul 30.
The Candymakers, a concert in the Moline
Centre’s Summer Concert Series, sponsored by
KONE; bring lawn chairs; food and beverages
available for purchase; free, Bass Street Landing
Plaza, Moline, IL, MolineCentre.org, 7pm Thu Jul
30.
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival,
forty-forth annual celebration of the legendary
jazz trumpeter from Davenport, with workshops,
presentations, and concerts at the Davenport
RiverCenter, Adler Theatre, and LeClaire Park with
the Josh Duffee Orchestra, Bill Allred’s Classic
Jazz Band, the Fat Babies, and more than a dozen
additional bands; for information, call 563-3247170, Downtown Davenport, IA, BixSociety.org,
Thu Jul 30 and Fri Jul 31.
Bettendorf Park Band: Favorites Concert,
with an ice cream social by JFK Catholic School
Band Boosters; in case of rain, the concert will be
moved to the Herbert D. Goettsch Community
Center; free; for information, call 563-332-5190 or
e-mail patannww@gmail.com, Bill Bowe Memorial
Bandshell, Middle Park, Bettendorf, IA, 7:30pm Fri
Jul 31.
Friday Live @ Five: Hal Reed & Mississippi
Journey, free; for information, call 563-326-1333,
RME Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 5pm Fri Jul 31.
Jerry Garcia’s Birthday Bash featuring Old
Shoe & Earth Ascending, tribute concert with
the folk-rock, psychedelic, and jam bands; $11.5012; for tickets and information, call 563-326-1333,
The Redstone Room, 129 Main St, Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 9pm Fri Jul 31.

August & September
Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival,
forty-forth annual celebration of the legendary
jazz trumpeter from Davenport, with workshops,
presentations, and concerts at the Davenport
RiverCenter, Adler Theatre, and LeClaire Park with
the Josh Duffee Orchestra, Bill Allred’s Classic
Jazz Band, the Fat Babies, and more than a dozen
additional bands; for information, call 563-324-

7170, Downtown Davenport, IA, BixSociety.org,
Sat Aug 1 and Sun Aug 2.
Travis Hosette, a concert in the “Creekside
Vineyards Sundaze Concert” series; music free
with wine purchase; for information, call 309-7879463, Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505
120th Ave., Coal Valley, IL, CreeksideVineyards.
com, 2pm Sun Aug 2.
Kip Moore, a Grandstand concert in the 2015
Mississippi Valley Fair; tickets available with $4550 Fun Card; for information, call 563-326-5338,
Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St,
Davenport, IA, MVFair.com, 8pm Tue Aug 4.
Reba, a Grandstand concert in the 2015
Mississippi Valley Fair; tickets available with $4550 Fun Card; for information, call 563-326-5338,
Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St,
Davenport, IA, MVFair.com, 8pm Wed Aug 5.
The Marshall Tucker Band, a Grandstand
concert in the 2015 Mississippi Valley Fair; tickets
available with $45-50 Fun Card; for information,
call 563-326-5338, Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds,
2815 W. Locust St, Davenport, IA, MVFair.com,
8pm Thu Aug 6.
Pert Near Sandstone, country, blues, and
old-time bluegrass musicians in concert, with
an opening set by Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn
Band; $13.50-17; for tickets and information, call
563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 9pm
Thu Aug 6.
Friday Live @ Five: Fickle Filly & the
Haymakers, free; for information, call 563-3261333, RME Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St., Davenport,
IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 5pm Fri Aug 7.
Shinedown, concert with the chart-topping
rockers; $30.50-40.50; for tickets, call 800-7453000, Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
AdlerTheatre.com, 8pm Fri Aug 7.
Styx, a Grandstand concert in the 2015
Mississippi Valley Fair; tickets available with $4550 Fun Card; for information, call 563-326-5338,
Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St,
Davenport, IA, MVFair.com, 8pm Fri Aug 7.
Jordan Danielsen, a concert in the “Creekside
Vineyards Wine-derful Music” series; music free
with wine purchase; for information, call 309-7879463, Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505
120th Ave., Coal Valley, IL, CreeksideVineyards.
com, 3pm Sat Aug 8.
The Band Perry, a Grandstand concert in the
2015 Mississippi Valley Fair; tickets available with
$45-50 Fun Card; for information, call 563-3265338, Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W.
Locust St, Davenport, IA, MVFair.com, 8pm Sat
Aug 8.
CASI New Horizons Band, a 75th-anniversary
concert and the final concert in the 2015 “Music
on the Levee” series; free; for information, call 563888-2235, Petersen Pavilion, LeClaire Park, 400
Biederbeck Dr., Davenport, IA, Sun Aug 9.
Big & Rich, a Grandstand concert in the 2015
Mississippi Valley Fair; tickets available with $4550 Fun Card; for information, call 563-326-5338,
Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St,
Davenport, IA, MVFair.com, 8pm Sun Aug 9.
A Damn Good Time Vol. 11, this multi-media,
community building event will feature music,
art, dance, and an array of other talents; there
will be three stages, two bars, and vendors in
between; $10 at the door; for information, call
563-326-1333, The Redstone Room, 129 Main St,
Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 8pm Fri
Aug 14.
Friday Live @ Five: Wicked Liz & the
Bellyswirls, free; for information, call 563-3261333, RME Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St., Davenport,
IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 5pm Fri Aug 14.
The Manny Lopez Big Band, Lopez and his 13
piece big band will be playing all your favorites
from the Big Band era; featuring hits from Glenn
Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Henry Mancini,
and Stan Kenton; 5pm doors, 6pm show; $13-16;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733,
extension 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 6pm Fri Aug 14.
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celebration of Caribbean music, food, and culture,
with concerts, vendors, and more; for information,
call 309-788-6311, The District of Rock Island,
100 19th St, Suite 109 (office), Rock Island, IL,
YaMakaMyWeekend.com, Fri Aug 14 and Sat
Aug 15.
Third Sunday Jazz, Polyrhythms presents a
3pm, jazz workshop ($5 adults, free for kids) and
a 6pm concert ($10-15) with noted jazz artists; for
tickets and information, call 309 373-0790 or visit
Polyrhythms.org, The Redstone Room, 129 Main
St, Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, 3pm
Sun Aug 16.
Friday Live @ Five: Ellis Kell Band, free;
for information, call 563-326-1333, RME
Courtyard, 131 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
RiverMusicExperience.org, 5pm Fri Aug 21.
Frankie Joe & Kinfolk, a concert in the
“Creekside Vineyards Wine-derful Music” series;
music free with wine purchase; for information,
call 309-787-9463, Creekside Vineyards
Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave., Coal Valley, IL,
CreeksideVineyards.com, 3pm Sat Aug 22.
Augustana College Recital/Seminar, free; for
information, contact Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or 309-793-7323, Denkmann
Memorial Hall - Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu, 10:45am Tue Aug
25.
River Roots Live, 11th-annual weekend
celebration of roots music with concerts, music
workshops, children’s activities, the annual
Ribfest, and more; free before 5pm, $10 after 5pm,
LeClaire Park, 400 Biederbeck Dr., Davenport, IA,
RiverRootsLive.com, Fri Aug 28 and Sat Aug 29.
Augustana College Recital/Seminar, free; for
information, contact Lauren Reid at laurenreid@
augustana.edu or 309-793-7323, Denkmann
Memorial Hall - Augustana College, 3520 7th Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, Augustana.edu, 10:45am Tue Sep
1.

Outlying Areas

June

Gretchen Peters, concert with the singer/
songwriter and member of the Nashville
Songwriters Hall of Fame; $15-18; for tickets and
information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts,
1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org,
7pm Thu Jun 11.
Highway Home, bluegrass band in a concert
in the “Music on the Village Green” series; free; for
information, call 319-643-2541, Herbert Hoover
National Historic Site, off I-80 at exit 254, West
Branch, IA, NPS.gov/heho, 7pm Thu Jun 11.
The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra,
concert with one of the greatest bands of all
time, sponsored by Hills Bank; $20; for tickets and
information, call 319-248-9370, Coralville Center
for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th St., Coralville, IA,
CoralvilleArts.org, 7pm Thu Jun 11.
Tony Brown All Star Jam Session, a
Weatherdance Fountain Stage event in Summer
of the Arts’“Friday Night Concert Series”; for
information, call 319-337-7944, Pedestrian Plaza,
Downtown Iowa City, IA, SummerOfTheArts.org,
6:30pm Fri Jun 12.
John Conlee, country with the country-music
legend and member of the Grand Ole Opry;
$25-30; for tickets and information, call 563-6529815, Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St.,
Maquoketa, IA, OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com, 2pm
Sun Jun 14.
Codfish Hollow Barnstormer: Conor Oberst
and Felice Brothers, an all-ages concert with
the independent musicians; food and alcoholic
and non-alcoholic beverages will be available
for purchase; the Codfish Hollow Art Gallery
will be open, featuring artwork by various local
artists; $25-30; for information, call 563-321-0172,
Codfish Hollow Barn, 5013 288th Ave., Maquoketa,
IA, CodfishHollowBarnstormers.com, 7pm Wed
Jun 17.

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Outlying Areas

June

Las Guitarras de Mexico, mariachi musicians
in a concert in the “Music on the Village Green”
series; free; for information, call 319-643-2541,
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, off I-80 at
exit 254, West Branch, IA, NPS.gov/heho, 7pm Thu
Jun 18.
Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams,
Americana duo in concert; $18-22; for tickets and
information, call 319-364-1580, CSPS/Legion Arts,
1103 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, LegionArts.org,
7pm Fri Jun 19.
Local on the 8’s, a Weatherdance Fountain
Stage event in Summer of the Arts’“Friday Night
Concert Series”; for information, call 319-3377944, Pedestrian Plaza, Downtown Iowa City, IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, 6:30pm Fri Jun 19.
Geneseo Music Festival, 47th-annual
outdoor weekend featuring concerts with Ellis
Kell, the River City 6, the Blue Eyed Bettys, and
other musicians, children’s activities, vendors,
and more; for information, call 309-944-2686,
Geneseo City Park, 115 S Oakwood Ave, Geneseo,
IL, GeneseoMusicFest.com, Fri Jun 19 thru Sun
Jun 21.
Midsommer Music Festival, celebrate the
summer solstice with music, workshops, and a
center stage concert; a Maypole will be decorated
and a procession will deliver it to the Colony
School where singing and dancing will continue;
music from 11am-4-pm, pole decorating and
procession at 4pm, barn dance at 7pm; for
information, call 309-927-3311, Bishop Hill, Bishop
Hill, IL, BishopHill.com, 11am Sat Jun 20.
Mavis Staples, concert with the gospel,
soul, and R&B performer, with an opening
set by Danielle Nicole; $35-55; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org,
7pm Sun Jun 21.
Kevin “B.F.” Burt, blues musician in a concert
in the “Music on the Village Green” series; free; for
information, call 319-643-2541, Herbert Hoover
National Historic Site, off I-80 at exit 254, West
Branch, IA, NPS.gov/heho, 7pm Thu Jun 25.
Cedar County Cobras and Frank F. Sydney’s
Western Bandit Volunteers, a Weatherdance
Fountain Stage event in Summer of the Arts’
“Friday Night Concert Series”; for information, call
319-337-7944, Pedestrian Plaza, Downtown Iowa
City, IA, SummerOfTheArts.org, 6:30pm Fri Jun 26.
Peoria Symphony Orchestra Presents:
Romance with Quartetto Gelato, join the four
musicians of Quartetto Gelato for an intimate
evening of classics, cabaret style; for tickets,
call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW
Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com,
8pm Fri Jun 26.
An Evening with Delta Spirit & Friends, an
all-ages concert with Amasa Hines and special
guests TBA; the gallery will be open, featuring
artwork by various local artists, and vendors
from the tri-state area will be on hand selling
various arts, crafts, and jewelry; $25-30, Codfish
Hollow Barn, 5013 288th Ave., Maquoketa, IA,
CodfishHollowBarnstormers.com, 7pm Sat Jun
27.
Melissa Etheridge, the Oscar- and Grammywinning singer/songwriter performs in her
“This Is M.E. Solo” tour; $40-65; for tickets and
information, call 877-677-3456, Riverside Casino
Event Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA,
RiversideCasinoAndResort.com, 8pm Sat Jun 27.
The Awful Purdies, concert with the female
psycho-folk musicians; $5-15; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org,
7pm Sat Jun 27.

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July
The Weepies, concert with the indie-folk and
pop musicians; $30; for tickets and information,
call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm
Wed Jul 1.
2015 Iowa City Jazz Festival, 25th-annual
festival featuring performances by the Brian
Charette Trio, Becca Stevens Band, North Corridor
Jazz All-Stars, Colossus, Jim Dreier’s Ritmocano!,
Rudresh Mahanthappa Bird Calls, Dave Douglas
& High Risk featuring Jonathan Maron, Mark
Huiliana, & Shigeto, Atlantis Quartet, Julian
Lage Trio, Ben Allison Think Free, Charles Lloyd
featuring Gerald Clayton, Joe Sanders, and
Kendrick Scott, Old Capitol Town Center, 201 S.
Clinton St., Iowa City, IA, SummerOfTheArts.org,
7pm Thu Jul 2 thru Sat Jul 4.
Hoodie Allen, indie musicians performs in
support of his full-length debut “People Keep
Talking,” with special guest Allan Kingdom; $27-30;
for tickets, call 800-745-3000, Peoria Civic Center,
201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.
com, 7:30pm Tue Jul 7.
Jason Isbell, concert with the Americana and
folk singer-songwriter, with an opening set by
John Moreland; $35; for tickets and information,
call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre, 221 East
Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org, 8pm
Tue Jul 7.
80/35 Music Festival, eighth annual music
festival featuring nearly 50 acts on three stages,
with Friday performances by Wilco, Jenny Lewis,
St. Lucia, Talib Kweli, Hot Buttered Rum, Fly
Golden Eagle, and Rome Fortune; $39-50/one-day
tickets, $59-90/two-day tickets, Western Gateway
Park, Des Moines, IA, 2015.80-35.com, Fri Jul 10.
Johnny Kilowatt, a Weatherdance Fountain
Stage event in Summer of the Arts’“Friday Night
Concert Series”; for information, call 319-3377944, Pedestrian Plaza, Downtown Iowa City, IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, 6:30pm Fri Jul 10.
80/35 Music Festival, eighth annual music
festival featuring nearly 50 acts on three stages,
with Saturday performances by Weezer, Run the
Jewels, Lettuce, Cloud Nothings, Head for the
Hills, Empires, Jon Wayne & the Pain, Natural Child,
Jaden Carlson Band, Amasa Hines, The Kickback,
Kind Country, Canby, and Boh Doran; $39-50/
one-day tickets, $59-90/two-day tickets, Western
Gateway Park, Des Moines, IA, 2015.80-35.com,
Sat Jul 11.
Doug Gabriel Show: Direct from Branson,
concert with Branson’s current Male Vocalist of
the Year; $18.50-28; for tickets and information,
call 319-622-6262, Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th
Ave., Amana, IA, OldCreamery.com, 2pm Thu Jul
16 thru Sat Jul 18.
Mirage, a Weatherdance Fountain Stage
event in Summer of the Arts’“Friday Night
Concert Series”; for information, call 319-3377944, Pedestrian Plaza, Downtown Iowa City, IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, 6:30pm Fri Jul 17.
The Doobie Brothers, concert with the
chart-topping, four-time Grammy-winning
musicians; $35-65; for tickets and information,
call 877-677-3456, Riverside Casino Event
Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside, IA,
RiversideCasinoAndResort.com, 8pm Sat Jul 18.
Winterland, a Weatherdance Fountain Stage
event in Summer of the Arts’“Friday Night
Concert Series”; for information, call 319-3377944, Pedestrian Plaza, Downtown Iowa City, IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, 6:30pm Fri Jul 24.
Rickie Lee Jones, concert with the Americana
and rock singer-songwriter; $35; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org,
8pm Fri Jul 31.
Hinterland Music Festival, two-day event
featuring a diverse blend of musicians including
headliners Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic
Zeros, cyclist events, on-site sculpture and art
installations, craft vendors, family activities, and
more; Water Works Park, on Fleur Drive across
from Gray’s Lake, Des Moines, IA, HinterlandIowa.

com, Fri Jul 31.

August
Hinterland Music Festival, two-day event
featuring a diverse blend of musicians including
headliners Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic
Zeros, cyclist events, on-site sculpture and art
installations, craft vendors, family activities, and
more; Water Works Park, on Fleur Drive across
from Gray’s Lake, Des Moines, IA, HinterlandIowa.
com, Sat Aug 1.
Dandelion Stompers, a Weatherdance
Fountain Stage event in Summer of the Arts’
“Friday Night Concert Series”; for information, call
319-337-7944, Pedestrian Plaza, Downtown Iowa
City, IA, SummerOfTheArts.org, 6:30pm Fri Aug 7.
Casting Crowns, a Grandstand concert in the
2015 Iowa State Fair, with special guest For King
and Country; $32; for information, call 800-545FAIR, Iowa State Fairgrounds, East 30th Street &
East University Ave., Des Moines, IA, IowaStateFair.
org, 8pm Thu Aug 13.
Justin Moore, a Grandstand concert in the
2015 Iowa State Fair, with special guest Easton
Corbin; $35; for information, call 800-545-FAIR,
Iowa State Fairgrounds, East 30th Street & East
University Ave., Des Moines, IA, IowaStateFair.org,
8pm Fri Aug 14.
Tropicante, a Weatherdance Fountain Stage
event in Summer of the Arts’“Friday Night
Concert Series”; for information, call 319-3377944, Pedestrian Plaza, Downtown Iowa City, IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, 6:30pm Fri Aug 14.
Def Leppard, a Grandstand concert in the
2015 Iowa State Fair, with special guests Styx
and Tesla; $53; for information, call 800-545-FAIR,
Iowa State Fairgrounds, East 30th Street & East
University Ave., Des Moines, IA, IowaStateFair.org,
7pm Sat Aug 15.
Carrie Underwood, a Grandstand concert
in the 2015 Iowa State Fair, with special guest
Michael Ray; $60; for information, call 800-545FAIR, Iowa State Fairgrounds, East 30th Street &
East University Ave., Des Moines, IA, IowaStateFair.
org, 8pm Mon Aug 17.
YES & Toto, a Grandstand concert in the 2015
Iowa State Fair; $35; for information, call 800-545FAIR, Iowa State Fairgrounds, East 30th Street &
East University Ave., Des Moines, IA, IowaStateFair.
org, 8pm Tue Aug 18.
Alabama, a Grandstand concert in the 2015
Iowa State Fair, with special guest Chris Janson;
$40; for information, call 800-545-FAIR, Iowa State
Fairgrounds, East 30th Street & East University
Ave., Des Moines, IA, IowaStateFair.org, 8pm Thu
Aug 20.
The Fez, a Weatherdance Fountain Stage
event in Summer of the Arts’“Friday Night
Concert Series”; for information, call 319-3377944, Pedestrian Plaza, Downtown Iowa City, IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, 6:30pm Fri Aug 21.
The Fray, a Grandstand concert in the 2015
Iowa State Fair, with special guest Andy Grammer;
$38; for information, call 800-545-FAIR, Iowa State
Fairgrounds, East 30th Street & East University
Ave., Des Moines, IA, IowaStateFair.org, 8pm Fri
Aug 21.
Meghan Trainor, a Grandstand concert in the
2015 Iowa State Fair, with special guests Charlie
Puth and Life of Dillon; $40; for information, call
800-545-FAIR, Iowa State Fairgrounds, East 30th
Street & East University Ave., Des Moines, IA,
IowaStateFair.org, 8pm Sat Aug 22.
Rock-A-Thon, a Grandstand concert in
the 2015 Iowa State Fair, starring Dee Snider,
Dokken, Warrant, FireHouse & Eddie Trunk; $30;
for information, call 800-545-FAIR, Iowa State
Fairgrounds, East 30th Street & East University
Ave., Des Moines, IA, IowaStateFair.org, 6pm Sun
Aug 23.
Iowa Soul Festival, annual weekend event
featuring dance, music, food and art of the
African and African-American communities; with
live entertainment, soul food, African-American
inspired art, a Fun Zone for the kids, and more,

University of Iowa Pentacrest, University of Iowa,
Iowa City, IA, SummerOfTheArts.org, Fri Aug 28
and Sat Aug 29.
The Happy Together Tour, concert event
with The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie; The
Association; Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of
Paul Revere & the Raiders; The Grass Roots; The
Buckinghams; and The Cowsills; $30-60; for tickets
and information, call 877-677-3456, Riverside
Casino Event Center, 3184 Highway 22, Riverside,
IA, RiversideCasinoAndResort.com, 7:30pm Sat
Aug 29.

CALLS FOR ENTRY

Black Hawk College Community Chorale, on
Thursdays; local musicians and singers are invited
to join, no auditions required; $20/semester;
for information, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk
College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave.,
Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 6:30pm Thu Jun 11 thru Thu
Aug 27.
WQPT Seeking Music Videos, seeking musicvideo submissions from area musicians for use
in the music segment of “The Cities” with Jim
Mertens; videos should be shot in high definition
(HD) and use an independent audio mix; WQPT
reserves the right to reject songs that contain
inappropriate language or images; music videos
may be dropped off at the WQPT offices at 3300
River Drive, Moline, IL 61265, or contact us for
information on how to upload your materials at
309-764-2400 and ask for Chris Ryder, WQPT-TV,
3561 60th St., Moline, IL, WQPT.org, Thu Jun 11
thru Wed Sep 2.
Black Hawk College Community Jazz Band,
11am-12:15pm Mondays and Wednesdays and
6-8:20pm Thursdays; local musicians and singers
are invited to join, no auditions required; $20/
semester; for information, call 309-796-8223, Black
Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th
Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 11am Mon Jun 15 thru
Mon Aug 31.
Black Hawk College Community String
Orchestra, on Mondays; local musicians and
singers are invited to join, no auditions required;
$20/semester; for information, call 309-796-8223,
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600
34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 6:30pm Mon Jun
15 thru Mon Aug 31.
Black Hawk College Community Band, on
Tuesdays local musicians and singers are invited
to join, no auditions required; $20/semester;
for information, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk
College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave.,
Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 6:30pm Tue Jun 16 thru Tue
Sep 1.

LITERARY ARTS

READINGS & DISCUSSIONS
June
“Escape the Ordinary” Summer Reading
Program, at all Rock Island libraries; for teens
and adults; for information, call 309-732-7323,
RockIslandLibrary.org, Thu Jun 11 thru Tue Jun
30.
Summer Reading Program: Every Hero Has a
Story, at all Davenport public libraries; encourage
and challenge yourself and your entire family to
read this summer and earn great prizes along
the way; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
DavenportLibrary.com, Thu Jun 11 thru Tue Jun
30.
John R. Spencer, book-signing with the author
of “ReGeneration,” book three of the “Solarium-3”
trilogy; for information, call 563-445-8760, Barnes
& Noble, 320 W Kimberly Rd, Davenport, IA, 12pm
Sat Jun 13.
The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, a discussion of
ML Steadman’s book with the 30/31 Book Club;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm

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Last Call Book Club, discuss books with
friends over the occasional cocktail; drinks
available for purchase; for information, call 309732-7323, Icons Martini, 124 18th St, Rock Island,
IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 7pm Tue Jun 16.
West End Book Club Discussion, discuss
contemporary fiction and non-fiction books with
this fun group; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm
Tue Jun 16.
Donald Harstad, the New York Times bestselling author has written five crime novels
starring Deputy Sheriff Carl Houseman, who
patrols the towns in and around a fictional Iowa
county; at 2 & 7pm; free; for information, contact
Joyce Haack at 563-333-6247 or haackjoycea@sau.
edu, St. Ambrose University Library, Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu, Wed Jun 17.
Writers’ Studio, a writing critique group for all
genres; free; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, 11am
Sat Jun 20.
UI Iowa Young Writers’ Studio Poetry
Presentation, readings by students, including
those from the Iowa Youth Writing Project,
and “Cyrano” actors following the evening’s
production; free; for information, call 319-3387672, Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa
City, IA, RiversideTheatre.org, 9:45pm Sat Jun 20.
Heirloom: Notes from an Accidental Tomato
Farmer, a reading of Tim Stark’s book with the
Environmental Book Club; free; for information,
call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E. River Dr.,
Davenport, IA, RiverAction.org, 7pm Tue Jun 23.
Bree D2 Sanders, meet-and-greet with
the author of “Diamond In The Rough, I Am A
Testimony,” an autobiography depicting the
author’s rearing in Rock Island, IL where she
struggled with the general curses of addiction,
pregnancy, and incarceration; presented by
Diamond In The Rough, BD2S (Building Destined
2 Succeed); for information, call 785-845-1887,
theplace2b, 1600 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, 2:30pm
Tue Jun 23.
LeClaire Community Library Book Club
Discussion, free; for information, call 563-2894242, LeClaire Community Library, 323 Wisconsin
St, LeClaire, IA, LeClaire.lib.ia.us, Wed Jun 24.
Bree D2 Sanders, meet-and-greet with
the author of “Diamond In The Rough, I Am A
Testimony,” an autobiography depicting the
author’s rearing in Rock Island, IL where she
struggled with the general curses of addiction,
pregnancy, and incarceration; presented by

Diamond In The Rough, BD2S (Building Destined 2
Succeed); for information, call 785-845-1887, The
Hope Center, 318 E. 7th St., Davenport, IA, 6pm
Wed Jun 24.
David R. Collins 2015 Writers’ Conference:
DRC Conference Social Mixer, join other
conference attendees, local writers, and some
conference faculty to enjoy a drink and talk about
the conference or writing in general; free, with
drinks available for purchase; for information,
call 563-324-1410, Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, MWCQC.org, 5pm Thu Jun 25.
David R. Collins 2015 Writers’ Conference:
Faculty Reading and Book Signing, listen
to conference faculty reading their work, and
then the mic will be opened up for reading by
conference participants; free; for information,
call 563-324-1410, Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, MWCQC.org, 7pm Thu Jun 25.
Out Loud Open Mic Reading, local writers
share their poetry or prose; listeners welcome;
free; for information and to register, call 563-3241410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite
303, Davenport, IA, MWCQC.org, 7pm Thu Jun 25.
David R. Collins 2015 Writers’ Conference
Author Luncheon with Keynote Speaker
Erin M. Bertram, Bertram has authored several
chapbooks, including The Urge to Believe Is
Stronger Than Belief Itself, Inland Sea, and
Memento Mori; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Rogalski Center - St. Ambrose University, 518 W.
Locust St., Davenport, IA, MWCQC.org, 12pm Fri
Jun 26.

July
Summer Reading Program: Every Hero Has a
Story, at all Davenport public libraries; encourage
and challenge yourself and your entire family to
read this summer and earn great prizes along
the way; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
DavenportLibrary.com, Wed Jul 1 thru Fri Jul 31.
“Escape the Ordinary” Summer Reading
Program, at all Rock Island libraries; for teens
and adults; for information, call 309-732-7323,
RockIslandLibrary.org, Wed Jul 1 thru Sat Jul 18.
Lunar Traditions Storytelling: Buck Moon,
stories, songs, and drumming with Larry
Lockwood; for information, call 309-794-0991,
Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock
Island, IL, QCGardens.com, 6pm Wed Jul 1.
Poetry on Stage, bring your own poetry to
perform following the evening’s production of
“Cyrano”; free; for information, call 319-338-7672,
Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA,
RiversideTheatre.org, 8:30pm Wed Jul 1.
The Woman Upstairs, a discussion of Claire

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Messud’s book with the Pageturners Discussion
Group; free; for information, call 309-524-2470,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Tue Jul 7.
Ties That Bind: Stories of Love & Gratitude
from the First 10 Years of StoryCorps, a
discussion of the One Book One Bettendorf
title, led by Judi Sarafin; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Jul 8.
Between the Lines, discuss contemporary
fiction and non-fiction at this lively book
discussion group; free; for information, call 563-

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326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Jul 8.
See YA, an adult book club with a teenbook twist; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave.
Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Mon Jul 13.
Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while
eating yummy sweets; all registrants receive
a complimentary copy of the story; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Jul 13.

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LITERARY ARTS

READINGS & DISCUSSIONS
July
Hyperbole and a Half, a “Get Lit: Graphic
Novels” discussion of Allie Brosh’s book; free; for
information, call 563-344-4179, Dunn Bros. Coffee,
787 Middle Rd., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 7pm Tue Jul 14.
Beer & Books, meet important contacts,
discuss literature, and make new friends among
editors, writers, readers, translators, booksellers,
librarians, teachers, students, and anyone else
who enjoys talking about books and writing; free;
for information, call 319-351-9529, The Mill, 120 E.
Burlington St., Iowa City, IA, ICMill.com, 5pm Tue
Jul 14.
The Johnny Heller Audiobook Experience, a
humorous performance/lecture on the making of
a lively audiobook, with a Q&A following; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Jul 15.
Writers’ Studio, a writing critique group for all
genres; free; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, 11am
Sat Jul 18.
Dear Life, a discussion of Alice Munro’s book
with the 30/31 Book Club; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon Jul 20.
Last Call Book Club, discuss books with
friends over the occasional cocktail; drinks
available for purchase; for information, call 309732-7323, Icons Martini, 124 18th St, Rock Island,
IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 7pm Tue Jul 21.
West End Book Club Discussion, discuss
contemporary fiction and non-fiction books with
this fun group; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm
Tue Jul 21.
LeClaire Community Library Book Club
Discussion, free; for information, call 563-2894242, LeClaire Community Library, 323 Wisconsin
St, LeClaire, IA, LeClaire.lib.ia.us, Wed Jul 22.
One Summer: America, 1927, a reading of Bill
Bryson’s book with the Environmental Book Club;
free; for information, call 563-322-2969, River
Action, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA, RiverAction.
org, 7pm Tue Jul 28.
Out Loud Open Mic Reading, local writers
share their poetry or prose; listeners welcome;
free; for information and to register, call 563-3241410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite
303, Davenport, IA, MWCQC.org, 7pm Thu Jul 30.

August
Writers’ Studio, a writing critique group for all
genres; free; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, 11am
Sat Aug 1.
See YA, an adult book club with a teenbook twist; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave.
Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Mon Aug 10.
Short & Sweets, discuss short stories while
eating yummy sweets; all registrants receive
a complimentary copy of the story; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon Aug 10.
Persepolis, a “Get Lit: Graphic Novels”
discussion of Marjane Satrapi’s book; free; for
information, call 563-344-4179, Dunn Bros. Coffee,
787 Middle Rd., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 7pm Tue Aug 11.
Beer & Books, meet important contacts,
discuss literature, and make new friends among

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editors, writers,
free; for
readers,
information
translators,
and to register,
booksellers,
call 563-324librarians,
1410, Midwest
teachers,
Writing Center,
students, and
225 E. 2nd
anyone else
St. Suite 303,
who enjoys
Davenport, IA,
talking about
MWCQC.org,
books and
7pm Thu Aug
writing; free;
27.
for information,
Lunar
call 319-351Traditions
9529, The
Storytelling:
Mill, 120 E.
Sturgeon
Burlington St.,
Moon, stories,
Iowa City, IA,
songs, and
Dancing
with
the
Stars
Live
@
Adler
Theatre
July
25
ICMill.com, 5pm
drumming
Tue Aug 11.
with Larry
Between the Lines, discuss contemporary
Lockwood; for information, call 309-794-0991,
fiction and non-fiction at this lively book
Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock
discussion group; free; for information, call 563Island, IL, QCGardens.com, Sat Aug 29.
326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm Wed Aug 12.
Read Local: Sal Marici, Marici performs poems
June
from his books “Swish, Swirl, & Sniff” and “Mortals,
David R. Collins 2015 Writers’ Conference,
Nature, & Their Spirits”; light refreshments
Midwest Writing Center-hosted workshops on
served; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
freelancing, fiction, poetry, memoir and literary
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
collage; with new faculty and returning favorites,
Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm
an author luncheon on Friday with keynote
Wed Aug 12.
speaker Erin Betram, and free events; book
“The Atlas” Launch Party, celebrating the
pitches and manuscript critiques also available;
release of the literary journal representing the
for information and to register, call 563-324-1410,
best work of the participants in the Midwest
McCarthy Hall - St. Ambrose University, 518 W.
Writing Center’s Young Emerging Writers Summer
Locust St., Davenport, IA, MWCQC.org, 8:45am
Internship Program; free; for information, call 563Thu Jun 25 thru Sat Jun 27.
324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St.
(Re)Thinking Nonfiction: The Me in (Me)
Suite 303, Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.
moir and the (Person)al Essay with Christiana
org, 7pm Thu Aug 13.
Langenberg, Thu.-Sat.; this workshop in the David
Writers’ Studio, a writing critique group for all
R. Collins 2015 Writers’ Conference will explore
genres; free; for information, call 563-324-1410,
the idea of “truth” in the nonfiction subgenres of
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
memoir and personal essay, as well as concrete
Davenport, IA, MidwestWritingCenter.org, 11am
sensory detail, scene, direct speech, and deciding
Sat Aug 15.
what’s important; participants will receive a
Flyover Lives, a discussion of Diane Johnson’s
reading packet in advance of the first day of
book with the 30/31 Book Club; free; for
workshops and will write their own nonfiction
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
pieces; for information and to register, call 563Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island,
324-1410, McCarthy Hall - St. Ambrose University,
IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon Aug 17.
518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, MWCQC.org,
Last Call Book Club, discuss books with
8:45am Thu Jun 25.
friends over the occasional cocktail; drinks
Freelancing from A to Z with C. Hope Clark,
available for purchase; for information, call 309Thu.-Sat.; a workshop in the David R. Collins
732-7323, Icons Martini, 124 18th St, Rock Island,
2015 Writers’ Conference; learn how to write that
IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 7pm Tue Aug 18.
perfect query letter, come up with ideas, and
West End Book Club Discussion, discuss
deal with payments to make a living freelancing,
contemporary fiction and non-fiction books with
part-time, or full-time; for information and to
this fun group; free; for information, call 563-326register, call 563-324-1410, McCarthy Hall - St.
7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount
Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport,
St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 7pm
IA, MWCQC.org, 10:30am Thu Jun 25.
Tue Aug 18.
Resistance and Concession: How Much
Hunger, a discussion of Knut Hansum’s book
Mystery Is Enough Mystery? with Shane
with the Contemporary Books Discussion Group,
McCrae, Thu.-Sat.; a workshop in the David
led by Emily Kingery; free; for information,
R. Collins 2015 Writers’ Conference; explore
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
mysterious poems as well as poems that seem as
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
clear as day from poets like John Ashbery, Priscilla
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Wed Aug 19.
Becker, Paul Celan, Jorie Graham, Margaret Ross,
The Year of the Hare, a discussion of Arto
Wallace Stevens, and others; students will write
Paasilinna’s book with the Contemporary Books
and talk about their own mysterious and not-so
Discussion Group, led by Hedy N.R. Hustedde;
mysterious poems; for information and to register,
free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
call 563-324-1410, McCarthy Hall - St. Ambrose
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA,
Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm
MWCQC.org, 1:45pm Thu Jun 25.
Wed Aug 19.
The 5th Genre, Literary Collage: Mystify,
Seeds of Hope: Wisdom & Wonder from
Mystify Me with Erin M. Bertram, Thu.-Sat.; a
the World of Plants, a reading of Jane Goodall’s
workshop in the David R. Collins 2015 Writers’
book with the Environmental Book Club; free; for
Conference; this workshop will study other
information, call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822
literary collages, try a handful of genres, and
E. River Dr., Davenport, IA, RiverAction.org, 7pm
do mindfulness exercises to help foster an
Tue Aug 25.
encouraging, creative space; come to the first
LeClaire Community Library Book Club
meeting with an open-ended question about a
Discussion, free; for information, call 563-289topic they’d like to explore written on an index
4242, LeClaire Community Library, 323 Wisconsin
card, as well as a photograph that somehow
St, LeClaire, IA, LeClaire.lib.ia.us, Wed Aug 26.
relates; for information and to register, call 563Out Loud Open Mic Reading, local writers
324-1410, McCarthy Hall - St. Ambrose University,
share their poetry or prose; listeners welcome;

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, MWCQC.org,
3:30pm Thu Jun 25.
Where’s the Trouble? Exploring Goal,
Motivation, and Conflict in Fiction with Kali
VanBaale, Thu.-Sat.; a workshop in the David
R. Collins 2015 Writers’ Conference; learn how a
character’s goals lead to motivation, conflicts,
active scenes, and overall tension by focusing
on the story plot concept and outline; there will
be in-class generative writing exercises using
helpful tips and tricks, group discussions, and
some required reading outside of class time; for
information and to register, call 563-324-1410,
McCarthy Hall - St. Ambrose University, 518 W.
Locust St., Davenport, IA, MWCQC.org, 1:45pm
Thu Jun 25.
David R. Collins 2015 Writers’ Conference
Book Pitches and Critiques, $25; pre-registration
required; 10 pages of a manuscript may be
submitted by June 10 to be critiqued by a faculty
member of your choice; this includes a 30-minute
meeting with the faculty member; for information
and to register, call 563-324-1410, McCarthy
Hall - St. Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St.,
Davenport, IA, MWCQC.org, 8:45am Thu Jun 25
and Fri Jun 26.
Independent Presses: From Pitch to
Publication, author and owner/publisher of
Ice Cube Press Steve Semken will talk about his
20+ years in independent publishing, what he
is looking for in a pitch, and how he works with
authors; anyone planning to pitch a manuscript to
Steve Semken on June 27 is strongly encouraged
to attend; for information and to register, call
563-324-1410, Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd
St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA, MWCQC.org, 7pm Fri
Jun 26.
Monetize Your Writing with C. Hope Clark,
learn about income resources for all sorts of writers,
like contests, grants, crowd-funding, freelancing,
speaking, and more; a David R. Collins 2015 Writers’
Conference free workshop; for information and
to register, call 563-324-1410, McCarthy Hall - St.
Ambrose University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport,
IA, MWCQC.org, 1:30pm Fri Jun 26.

July & August
USA VETS Writers Studio, led by Jodie Toohey;
writing veterans or active military members
talk about writing, do some writing, and share
some writing with people who understand one
another; free; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport, IA, MWCQC.org, 1pm Thu Jul 2.
QC Writers Social Mixer, the Midwest Writing
Center sponsors an event designed for writers to
spend time with each other, swap stories and tips,
and spread goodwill among their fellow writers;
writers of any genre, skill, or experience level
are invited; free; for information and to register,
call 563-324-1410, Bennigan’s, 226 17th St, Rock
Island, IL, MWCQC.org, 5:30pm Thu Jul 30.
USA VETS Writers Studio, led by Jodie Toohey;
writing veterans or active military members
talk about writing, do some writing, and share
some writing with people who understand one
another; free; for information, call 563-324-1410,
Midwest Writing Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303,
Davenport, IA, MWCQC.org, 1pm Thu Aug 6.
QC Writers Social Mixer, the Midwest Writing
Center sponsors an event designed for writers to
spend time with each other, swap stories and tips,
and spread goodwill among their fellow writers;
writers of any genre, skill, or experience level
are invited; free; for information and to register,
call 563-324-1410, Bennigan’s, 226 17th St, Rock
Island, IL, MWCQC.org, 5:30pm Thu Aug 27.

CALL FOR ENTRY

Great River Writers Retreat: Applications
Accepted, one person will be chosen to spend
a week at the Benet House Retreat Center in
Rock Island August 30 through September 6; for
information, call 563-324-1410, Midwest Writing

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Center, 225 E. 2nd St. Suite 303, Davenport, IA,
MWCQC.org/contests/writers-retreat, thru Mon
Jun 15.

THEATRE

PERFORMANCES
Scott & Rock Island Counties
Now Playing
The Sound of Music, Rodgers’ &
Hammerstein’s Tony-winning musical classic,
directed by Jim Hesselman; Fri.. Sat., & Wed.:
5:45pm doors, 6-7pm buffet, 7:15pm pre-show,
7:45pm show; Sun.: 3:45pm doors, 4-5pm buffet,
5:15pm pre-show, 5:45pm show; Wed.: 11:45am12:45pm plated lunch, 1pm pre-show, 1:30pm
show; $44.41-50.16; for tickets and information,
call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, Circa ‘21 Dinner
Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.
com, thru Sat Jul 25.
Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks’ musical
comedy based on the screen classic, directed
by Michael Turczynski; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun.
3pm; $11-16; for tickets and information, call
309-762-6610, Quad City Music Guild - Prospect
Park Auditorium, 1584 34th Ave., Moline, IL,
QCMusicGuild.com, thru Sun Jun 21.

Opening in June
Tribes, Nina Raine’s family drama partly
performed in sign language, directed by Jennifer
Popple; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; “pay what
it’s worth” ticket pricing; for information, call 563650-2396, QC Theatre Workshop, 1730 Wilkes Ave.,

Davenport, IA, QCTheatreWorkshop.org, Fri Jun
12 thru Sun Jun 28.
Gianni Schicchi, comic operetta by Giacomo
Puccini, co-presented by genesius Guild and
Opera @ Augustana; Sat. & Sun. 8pm; donations
encouraged, Lincoln Park, 11th Ave & 38th St,
Rock Island, IL, Genesius.org, Sat Jun 13 thru Sun
Jun 21.
Jesus Christ Superstar, Countryside
Community Theatre’s production of Andrew Lloyd
Webber’s and Tim Rice’s biblical rock musical,
directed by Jeff Ashcraft; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm Sun.
2pm; for information, call 563-285-6228, North
Scott High School Fine Arts Auditorium, 200 S. 1st
St., Eldridge, IA, CCTOnStage.org, Fri Jun 19 thru
Sun Jun 28.
How I Became a Pirate, family musical based
on Melinda Long’s and David Shannon’s children’s
book; scheduled performances at 10am & 1pm on
Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays; $8.50; for tickets
and information, call 309-786-7733 extension 2,
Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, Circa21.com, Sat Jun 20 thru Sat Jul 11.
National Theatre Live: The Audience, HD
screening of the Peter Morgan drama, with Helen
Mirren reprising her Oscar-winning role as Queen
Elizabeth II; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd
St., Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, 7pm Thu Jun
25.
A Few Good Men, Aaron Sorkin’s Tonynominated courtroom drama, directed by Lora
Adams; Wed.-Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm; $20; for
information and tickets, call 309-235-1654, The
District Theatre, 1724 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL,
DistrictTheatre.com, Fri Jun 26 thru Sat Jul 11.
The Merry Wives of Windsor, Genesius Guild’s
production of the William Shakespeare comedy;
donations encouraged, Lincoln Park, 11th Ave &
38th St, Rock Island, IL, Genesius.org, 8pm Sat Jun

27 and Sun Jun 28.

Opening in July & August
Big Fish, Countryside Community Theatre’s
production of the musical based on Tim Burton’s
fantasy film, directed by Christina Myatt; Thu.Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; for information, call
563-285-6228, North Scott High School Fine
Arts Auditorium, 200 S. 1st St., Eldridge, IA,
CCTOnStage.org, Fri Jul 10 thru Sun Jul 19.
Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony-winning
dance musical, directed by Gregg Neuleib; Thu.Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $11-16; for tickets and
information, call 309-762-6610, Quad City Music
Guild - Prospect Park Auditorium, 1584 34th Ave.,
Moline, IL, QCMusicGuild.com, Fri Jul 10 thru Sun
Jul 19.
The Red Velvet Cake War, comedy by Jessie
Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, directed
by Jacque Cohoon; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm;
$13; for tickets and information, call 309-7620330, Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950 35th Ave.,
Moline, IL, Playcrafters.com, Fri Jul 10 thru Sun
Jul 19.
The Merry Wives of Windsor, Genesius Guild’s
production of the William Shakespeare comedy;
donations encouraged, Lincoln Park, 11th Ave &
38th St, Rock Island, IL, Genesius.org, 8pm Sat Jul
11 and Sun Jul 12.
Oedipus Rex, Genesius Guild’s production of
the Greek tragedy by Sophocles; Sat. & Sun. 8pm;
donations encouraged, Lincoln Park, 11th Ave &
38th St, Rock Island, IL, Genesius.org, Sat Jul 18
thru Sun Jul 26.
Bus Trip to “The Abduction from the
Seraglio”, travel to Blank Performing Arts Center
on the campus of Simpson College in Indianola,
Iowa, for a 2pm performance of Mozart’s opera;
the bus will leave at 9am and return around
7:30pm; $70; for information and to reserve,
call 563-344-4179, Bettendorf Public Library,

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BettendorfLibrary.com, Sun Jul 19.
Boeing-Boeing, Tony-winning farcical comedy
by Marc Camoletti; Fri.. Sat., Wed., and July 29
& 30: 5:45pm doors, 6-7pm buffet, 7:15pm preshow, 7:45pm show; Sun.: 3:45pm doors, 4-5pm
buffet, 5:15pm pre-show, 5:45pm show; Wed.:
11:45am-12:45pm plated lunch, 1pm pre-show,
1:30pm show; $44.41-50.16; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, Circa ‘21
Dinner Playhouse, 1828 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, Wed Jul 29 thru Wed Sep 2.
The Addams Family, musical comedy based
on the kooky, spooky, ooky TV sit-com; Thu.-Sat.
8pm, Sun. 2pm; $20; for information and tickets,
call 309-235-1654, The District Theatre, 1724 4th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, DistrictTheatre.com, Fri Jul 31
thru Sun Aug 16.
Macbeth, Genesius Guild’s production of
William Shakespeare’s tragedy; Sat. & Sun. 8pm;
donations encouraged, Lincoln Park, 11th Ave &
38th St, Rock Island, IL, Genesius.org, Sat Aug 1
thru Sun Aug 9.
Mary Poppins, Tony-winning stage musical
based on the Disney film classic, directed by
Harold Truitt; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $11-16;
for tickets and information, call 309-762-6610,
Quad City Music Guild - Prospect Park Auditorium,
1584 34th Ave., Moline, IL, QCMusicGuild.com, Fri
Aug 7 thru Sun Aug 16.
Peace, Genesius Guild presents Don Wooten’s
satire adapted from the Aristophanes comedy;
donations encouraged, Lincoln Park, 11th Ave &
38th St, Rock Island, IL, Genesius.org, 8pm Fri Aug
14 thru Sun Aug 16.

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THEATRE

PERFORMANCES
Outlying Areas
Now Playing
Hairspray, the Tony-winning Broadway smash
set in 1960s Baltimore, directed by Lili-Anne
Brown; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $17-25; for
tickets and information, call 815-244-2035, Timber
Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll,
IL, TimberLakePlayhouse.org, thru Sun Jun 14.
The Boys Next Door, Tom Griffin’s dramatic
comedy about a social worker and his charges,
directed by John VanDeWoestyne; Thu.Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; $10; for tickets and
information, call 309-944-2244, Richmond Hill
Barn Theatre, 600 Hk Robinson Dr., Geneseo, IL,
RHPlayers.com, thru Sun Jun 14.
Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway
dance-musical smash; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. &
Wed. 3pm; for tickets and information, call 563242-6760, Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, 311
Riverview Dr., Clinton, IA, ClintonShowboat.org,
thru Sun Jun 21.
The Andrews Brothers, Rogers Bean’s musicalcomedy salute to USO shows of World War II; Fri.
& Sat. 7:30pm; Sun., Wed., & Thu. 2pm; $18.50-28;
for tickets and information, call 319-622-6262,
Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana, IA,
OldCreamery.com, thru Sun Jun 28.

Opening in June
National Theatre Live: Man & Superman, an
HD movie screening of the Bernard Shaw play,
starring Ralph Fiennes; $15-18; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org,
7pm Sat Jun 13.
Go, Dog, Go!, stage version of P.D. Eastman’s
classic children’s book, in a Theatre for Young
People presentation; Saturdays and Wednesday;
$5; for tickets and information, call 563-242-6760,
Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, 311 Riverview Dr.,
Clinton, IA, ClintonShowboat.org, Sat Jun 13 thru
Sat Jun 20.
The Reluctant Dragon, Mary Hall Surface’s
adaptation of the beloved Kenneth Grahame
book; scheduled performances at 10am & 1pm;
$9; for tickets and information, call 319-622-6262,
Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana, IA,
OldCreamery.com, Sat Jun 13 thru Sat Jun 27.
The Big Meal, decades-spanning family
comedy by Dan LeFranc, directed by Chuck Smith;
Tue.-Sat. 7:30pm; Sun. & Wed. 2pm; $17-25; for
tickets and information, call 815-244-2035, Timber
Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll,
IL, TimberLakePlayhouse.org, Thu Jun 18 thru Sat
Jun 27.
Man of La Mancha, the musical Don Quixote
story performed in an outdoor, young-artist
production by Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre,
for tickets, call 319-362-7375, Brucemore, 2160
Linden Dr SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, Brucemore.org,
7:30pm Thu Jun 18 thru Sun Jun 21.
Respect: A Musical Journey of Women,
revue of female-driven top-40 music, with a
book by Dorothy Marcic; $14-29; for tickets and
information, call 815-879-5656, Grace Performing
Arts Center, 316 S. Main St., Princeton, IL,
Festival56.com, Fri Jun 19 thru Sat Jun 27.
The Burnt Part Boys, chamber musical about
the after-effects of a mine disaster; Fri. & Sat.
7:30pm, Sun. 2:30pm; $15-29; for tickets and
information, call 319-366-8591, Theatre Cedar
Rapids, 102 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, TheatreCR.
org, Fri Jun 19 thru Sun Jun 28.
Cyrano, Edmond Rostand’s classic love story in
a five-person adaptation by Jo Roets, directed by
Jody Hovland; $18-30; for tickets and information,
call 319-338-7672, Riverside Theatre, 213 N.
Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA, RiversideTheatre.org, Fri
Jun 19 thru Sat Jul 11.
Love Letters, Maggie Conroy & David Q.

Combs star in A.R. Gurney’s romantic drama of a
life-long correspondence, directed by Ron Clark;
$18-30; for tickets and information, call 319-3387672, Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa
City, IA, RiversideTheatre.org, 3pm Sun Jun 21.
Love Letters, Saffron Henke & Patrick DuLaney
star in A.R. Gurney’s romantic drama of a life-long
correspondence, directed by Ron Clark; $18-30;
for tickets and information, call 319-338-7672,
Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA,
RiversideTheatre.org, 7pm Tue Jun 23.
My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra,
musical revue of Old Blue Eyes’ most beloved
songs; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. & Wed. 3pm; for
tickets and information, call 563-242-6760,
Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, 311 Riverview
Dr., Clinton, IA, ClintonShowboat.org, Thu Jun 25
thru Sun Jul 5.
A Chorus Line, Michael Bennett’s Tony- and
Pulitzer Prize-winning dance musical; Fri. & Sat.
7:30pm (no July 4 show), Sun. 2:30pm; $20-37;
for tickets and information, call 319-366-8591,
Theatre Cedar Rapids, 102 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids,
IA, TheatreCR.org, Fri Jun 26 thru Sun Jul 5.
Camp Disney, a Theatre for Young People
presentation; $5; for tickets and information, call
563-242-6760, Clinton Area Showboat Theatre,
311 Riverview Dr., Clinton, IA, ClintonShowboat.
org, 12pm Sat Jun 27.
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, outdoor
production of William Shakespeare’s historical
tragedy; on Sundays & Wednesdays; free; for
tickets and information, call 815-879-5656,
Soldiers and Sailors Park, Princeton, IL, Festival56.
com, Sun Jun 28 thru Sun Jul 26.
Love Letters, Jody Hovland & Ron Clark star
in A.R. Gurney’s romantic drama of a life-long
correspondence, directed by Ron Clark; $18-30;
for tickets and information, call 319-338-7672,
Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA,
RiversideTheatre.org, 7pm Tue June 30.

Opening in July
Gypsy, Tony-winning musical classic by Jule
Styne, Stephen Sondheim, and Arthur Laurents;
$14-29; for tickets and information, call 815-8795656, Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 S. Main
St., Princeton, IL, Festival56.com, Thu Jul 2 thru
Sat Jul 11.
Peter Pan, Comden & Green’s musical classic
based on the J.M. Barrie adventure, directed by
Zachary L. Gray; Tue.-Sat. 7:30pm; Sun. & Wed.
2pm; $17-25; for tickets and information, call 815244-2035, Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak
Road, Mt. Carroll, IL, TimberLakePlayhouse.org,
Thu Jul 2 thru Sat Jul 11.
Heroes, Tom Stoppard’s adaptation of Gerald
Sibleyras’ World War I comedy; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm;
Sun. & Thu. 2pm; $18.50-28; for tickets and
information, call 319-622-6262, Old Creamery
Studio Theatre, 3023 220th Trail, Middle Amana,
IA, OldCreamery.com, Thu Jul 2 thru Sat Jul 18.
Love Letters, Jody Hovland & Ron Clark star
in A.R. Gurney’s romantic drama of a life-long
correspondence, directed by Ron Clark; $18-30;
for tickets and information, call 319-338-7672,
Riverside Theatre, 213 N. Gilbert St., Iowa City, IA,
RiversideTheatre.org, 7pm Tue Jul 7.
A Year with Frog & Toad, Tony-nominated
musical comedy based on the beloved children’s
book, directed by Carole Anne Gidley-Beaulne;
Wed.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sat. & Sun. 2pm; $17-18;
for tickets and information, call 319-462-4793,
Starlighters II Theatre, 200 E. Main St., Anamosa,
IA, Starlighters.org, Wed Jul 8 thru Sun Jul 12.
Seussical, Tony-nominated musical based on
the beloved children’s books; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm,
Sun. & Wed. 3pm; for tickets and information, call
563-242-6760, Clinton Area Showboat Theatre,
311 Riverview Dr., Clinton, IA, ClintonShowboat.
org, Thu Jul 9 thru Sun Jul 19.
The Robin Hood Caper, Fred Carmichael’s
comedy about retired crooks, directed by John
Donald O’Shea; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; $10;
for tickets and information, call 309-944-2244,
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Geneseo, IL, RHPlayers.com, Thu Jul 9 thru Sun
Jul 19.
Bingo: The Winning Musical, interactive
musical comedy presented by the Center and
the Peace Pipe Players, directed by W. Dan
Pinion; Fri. & Sat. 7pm, Sun. 2pm; $15-18; for
information, call 563-652-9815 or email director@
ohnwardfineartscenter.com, Ohnward Fine
Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St., Maquoketa, IA,
OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com, Fri Jul 10 thru Sun
Jul 12.
Cyrano, Edmond Rostand’s classic love story in
a five-person adaptation by Jo Roets, directed by
Jody Hovland; $18-30; for tickets and information,
call 319-338-7672, Harvest Preserve, 3106
Rochester Ave #1, Iowa City, IA, RiversideTheatre.
org, 6pm Sun Jul 12.
Junie B. Jones: The Musical, stage version
of the beloved children’s book, in a Theatre for
Young People presentation; $5; for tickets and
information, call 563-242-6760, Clinton Area
Showboat Theatre, 311 Riverview Dr., Clinton, IA,
ClintonShowboat.org, 12pm Wed Jul 15 and Sat
Jul 18.
Greater Tuna, two-man, multi-character
comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed
Howard, directed by Stephen Schellhardt; Tue.Sat. 7:30pm; Sun. & Wed. 2pm; $17-25; for tickets
and information, call 815-244-2035, Timber Lake
Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll, IL,
TimberLakePlayhouse.org, Thu Jul 16 thru Sat
Jul 25.
711 Theatre Project, eighth-annual festival of
competing short works from authors ranging from
high-school students to theatre professionals,
in which performers had seven days to create
original 11-minute plays; $15; for information,
e-mail info@711theatre.com or call 515-771-7766,
Grand View University Viking Theatre, 2811 E 14th
St, Des Moines, IA, 711Theatre.com, Fri Jul 17
thru Sun Jul 19.
The Drowsy Chaperone, Tony-winning
musical comedy within a musical comedy; $14-29;
for tickets and information, call 815-879-5656,
Grace Performing Arts Center, 316 S. Main St.,
Princeton, IL, Festival56.com, Fri Jul 17 thru Sat
Jul 25.
Steel Magnolias, Robert Harling’s dramatic
comedy set in a beauty parlor; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm,
Sun. & Wed. 3pm; for tickets and information, call
563-242-6760, Clinton Area Showboat Theatre,
311 Riverview Dr., Clinton, IA, ClintonShowboat.
org, Thu Jul 23 thru Sun Aug 2.
Shear Madness, comedic whodunit by Marilyn
Abrams and Bruce Jordan; Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm;
Sun., Wed., & Thu. 2pm; $18.50-28; for tickets and
information, call 319-622-6262, Old Creamery
Theatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana, IA, OldCreamery.
com, Thu Jul 23 thru Sun Aug 16.
Camp Broadway, a Theatre for Young People
presentation; $5; for tickets and information, call
563-242-6760, Clinton Area Showboat Theatre,
311 Riverview Dr., Clinton, IA, ClintonShowboat.
org, 12pm Sat Jul 25.
The Fox on the Fairway, Ken Ludwig’s tribute
to English farces of the 1930s and 1940s; Wed.Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $14-29; for tickets and
information, call 815-879-5656, Grace Performing
Arts Center, 316 S. Main St., Princeton, IL,
Festival56.com, Wed Jul 29 thru Sun Aug 2.
Big Fish, Broadway musical based on Tim
Burton’s 2003 screen fantasy, directed by James
Beaudry; Tue.-Sat. 7:30pm; Sun. & Wed. 2pm; $1725; for tickets and information, call 815-244-2035,
Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt.
Carroll, IL, TimberLakePlayhouse.org, Thu Jul 30
thru Sun Aug 9.
Pride & Prejudice, stage version of the Jane
Austen novel, directed by Claudia Haas; Fri. &
Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $15-16; for tickets and
information, call 319-462-4793, Starlighters II
Theatre, 200 E. Main St., Anamosa, IA, Starlighters.
org, Wed Jul 31 thru Sun Aug 9.

Opening in August
Junie B. Jones: The Musical, stage version
of the beloved children’s book, in a Theatre for
Young People presentation; $5; for tickets and
information, call 563-242-6760, Clinton Area
Showboat Theatre, 311 Riverview Dr., Clinton, IA,
ClintonShowboat.org, 12pm Sat Aug 1.
James & the Giant Peach, stage adaptation
of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book; Tue. and
Thu.-Sat.; $7; for tickets and information, call 815244-2035, Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak
Road, Mt. Carroll, IL, TimberLakePlayhouse.org,
2pm Tue Aug 4 thru Sat Aug 8.
Next to Normal, Pulitzer Prize-winning
dysfunctional-family musical; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm,
Sun. & Wed. 3pm; for tickets and information, call
563-242-6760, Clinton Area Showboat Theatre,
311 Riverview Dr., Clinton, IA, ClintonShowboat.
org, Thu Aug 6 thru Sun Aug 16.
Seussical Jr., student-performed, one-act
version of the Tony-nominated storybook musical,
directed by Richard Hall and Angie Ruley; Sat.
7pm, Sun. 2pm; $5-7; for tickets and information,
call 563-652-9815, Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215
E Platt St., Maquoketa, IA, OhnwardFineArtsCenter.
com, Sat Aug 8 and Sun Aug 9.
Big River, Tony-winning musical based on
Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry
Finn,” directed by Courtney Crouse; Tue.-Sat.
7:30pm; Sun. & Wed. 2pm; $17-25; for tickets
and information, call 815-244-2035, Timber Lake
Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll, IL,
TimberLakePlayhouse.org, Thu Aug 13 thru Sun
Aug 23.
Down to Earth, supernatural romantic comedy
by Bettye Knapp, directed by Joe DePauw;
Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 3pm; $10; for tickets and
information, call 309-944-2244, Richmond Hill
Barn Theatre, 600 Hk Robinson Dr., Geneseo, IL,
RHPlayers.com, Thu Aug 13 thru Sun Aug 23.
Waiting for the Parade, John Murrell’s drama
about the lives of five women during WWII; Fri.
& Sat. 7:30pm; Sun. & Thu. 2pm; $18.50-28; for
tickets and information, call 319-622-6262, Old
Creamery Studio Theatre, 3023 220th Trail, Middle
Amana, IA, OldCreamery.com, Thu Aug 20 thru
Sun Aug 30.

AUDITIONS & CALLS FOR ENTRY

Harvey / The Game’s Afoot, auditions for the
comedy “Harvey,” directed by James Fairchild
(running Sept. 11-13), and the holiday mystery
“The Game’s Afoot,” directed by Cindy Ramos
(running Nov. 13-22); be prepared to read from
the scripts; Sat. 5pm, Sun. 4pm; for information,
call 309-762-0330, Playcrafters Barn Theatre, 4950
35th Ave., Moline, IL, Playcrafters.com, Sat Jun 27
and Sun Jun 28.
711 Theatre Project Troupe Kick-Off, held
in conjunction with the eighth-annual festival of
competing short works from authors ranging from
high-school students to theatre professionals,
in which performers had seven days to create
original 11-minute plays; for information, e-mail
info@711theatre.com or call 515-771-7766, Grand
View University Viking Theatre, 2811 E 14th St, Des
Moines, IA, 711Theatre.com, 7pm Thu Jul 9.
Murder on the Rerun / Bingo, auditions for
the comedy whodunit “Murder on the Rerun,”
directed by Eugenia Giebel (running October
1-11), and the farcical comedy “Bingo,” directed
by Jackie Skiles (running November 5-15); be
prepared to read from the scripts; for information,
call 309-944-2244, Richmond Hill Barn Theatre,
600 Hk Robinson Dr., Geneseo, IL, RHPlayers.com,
2pm Sat Aug 1 and Sun Aug 2.

DANCE

PERFORMANCES

Dancing with the Stars Live: Perfect 10
Tour, touring performances hosted by; All-Stars
Champion Melissa Rycroft, featuring pro dancers
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Chigvintsev, Peta Murgatroyd, and Emma Slater,
and troupe dancers Alan Bersten, Brittany Cherry,
Sasha Farber, and Jenna Johnson; $39.50-75; for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, Adler Theatre, 136 E.
3rd St., Davenport, IA, AdlerTheatre.com, 8pm Sat
Jul 25.

CLASSES & EVENTS

June

Summer Sunday Afternoon Dance, with
music by the expanded Ken Paulsen Orchestra,
with Darlene on piano and vocals; plenty of free
parking, beginners and singles welcome, requests
played; $10/person; for information, call 309-7643753, Moline Viking Club, 1450 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineVikings.org, 3pm Sun Jun 14.
Jerry Beauchamp Dance, $10; for information,
call 563-349-1805, Walcott Coliseum, 116 E Bryant
St, Walcott, IA, 7pm Fri Jun 19.
Ballet Intensive Full-Day Camp, thru June
26; presented by the University of Iowa Youth
Ballet; a week-long intensive for intermediatelevel students that will cover ballet, variations,
body conditioning, jazz, modern dance, and
dance appreciation; held in Halsey Hall, near the
corner of Jefferson and Madison streets on the UI
campus; $275; for information and to register, call
319-335-2193 or email kathryn-smith@uiowa.edu,
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Dance.uiowa.edu,
9am Mon Jun 22.
Lost Country Dancers Dance, $7; for
information, call 309-764-9357, Walcott Coliseum,
116 E Bryant St, Walcott, IA, 7:30pm Fri Jun 26.
The Polka Club of Iowa 40th Anniversary
& the Iowa Polka Music Hall of Fame Dance,
featuring Barefoot Becky & The Ivanhoe Dutchmen
and The Jim Busta Band, with the award ceremony
at 4pm; $15, food and drinks will be available to
purchase; for information, call 563-322-5489 or
563-285-5989, The Ponderosa Ballroom, 195 1st St.
S., Walford, IA, 12pm Sat Jun 27.

July & August
Dale Thomas Band Dance, $10; for
information, call 563-349-1805, Walcott Coliseum,
116 E Bryant St, Walcott, IA, 7pm Fri Jul 3.
Memories of the Durant Polka Fest Revived,
July 24 & 25; with music by the Jim Busta Band on
Friday (7-10:30pm) and Lyle Beaver & The Brass
Notes, Barefoot Becky & the Ivanhoe Dutchmen,
and World Famous Polka Chips on Saturday
(noon-10pm); $15-30, with German food available
for purchase; for information, call 563-260-2651,
Walcott Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St, Walcott, IA, Fri
Jul 24.

Lost Country Dancers Dance, $7; for
information, call 309-764-9357, Walcott Coliseum,
116 E Bryant St, Walcott, IA, 7:30pm Fri Jul 31.
Bandera Boys Dance, $10; for information, call
563-349-1805, Walcott Coliseum, 116 E Bryant St,
Walcott, IA, 7:30pm Fri Aug 7.
Lyle Beaver Trio Dance, $10; for information,
call 563-349-1805, Walcott Coliseum, 116 E Bryant
St, Walcott, IA, 7pm Fri Aug 14.
Jerry Beauchamp Dance, $10; for information,
call 563-349-1805, Walcott Coliseum, 116 E Bryant
St, Walcott, IA, 7pm Fri Aug 21.
Lost Country Dancers Dance, $7; for
information, call 309-764-9357, Walcott Coliseum,
116 E Bryant St, Walcott, IA, 7:30pm Fri Aug 28.

COMEDY

WEEKLY EVENTS

Bix Beiderbomb: Comedy Invitational, on
Thursdays; $3 to see comedians from all walks
of life perform in a jazzy setting; hosted and
produced by Andrew King; free for performers;
for information, call 563-328-2929, Boozie’s Bar &
Grill, 114 1/2 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA, facebook.
com/BixBeiderBomb, 8pm Thu Jun 11 thru Thu
Aug 27.
The Blacklist, on Fridays & Saturdays;
improvisational games and “bar-prov” with the
area comedians; shows at 7 & 9pm; $5; for tickets
and information, call 309-781-9617, The Backroom
Comedy Theater, 1510 N. Harrison St., Davenport,
IA, BlacklistComedy.com, Fri Jun 12 thru thru Sat
Aug 29.
Circumstantial Comedy Show, on Sundays;
for information, call 563-424-5506, BREW, 1104
Jersey Ridge Rd., Davenport, IA, Facebook.com/
EastVillageCoffee, 9pm Sun Jun 14 thru Sun Aug
30.
The Catacombs of Comedy Showcase,
on Mondays, hosted by Tom Garland; $35; for information, call 319-337-6464, Iowa
City Yacht Club, 13 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA,
IowaCityYachtClub.org, 10pm Mon Jun 15 thru
Mon Aug 31.
Comedy Open Mic, on Tuesdays; 7:30pm
sign-up, 8:30pm hot mic; for information, call
563-355-0655 or e-mail info@muddys.info, The
Muddy Waters, 1708 State St., Bettendorf, IA,
TheMuddyWaters.com, Tue Jun 16 thru Tue Sep
1.
Comedy Open Mic Night, on Wednesdays;
for information, call 309-781-9617, The Backroom
Comedy Theater, 1510 N. Harrison St., Davenport,
IA, BlacklistComedy.com, 7:30pm Wed Jun 17
thru Wed Sep 2.

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COMEDY

WEEKLY EVENTS
Comedy Open Mic, on Wednesdays; 6:30pm
sign-up, 7:30pm performances; for information,
call 319-363-0606, Penguin’s Comedy Club, 208
2nd Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA, Wed Jun 17 thru
Wed Sep 2.
ComedySportz, on Fridays & Saturdays;
interactive comedy with the area’s longrunning improv troupe; $12; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-1111 or e-mail Info@
ComedySportzQC.com, The Establishment, 220
19th St., Rock Island, IL, ComedySportzQC.com, Fri
Jun 19 thru Sat Aug 29.
Studio Series, on Fridays and Saturdays;
sketch comedy and improvisational games for
ages 17+; $5 or free with CSz ticket; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-1111, The Establishment,
220 19th St., Rock Island, IL, ComedySportzQC.
com, 9:30pm Fri Jul 3 thru SatAug 29.

SPECIAL EVENTS
June
ComedySportz World Championship: Quad
Cities vs. Buffalo / San Antonio vs. Richmond, 24
ComedySportz teams from across the nation and
England compete in a week long championship;
$12; for tickets and information, call 309-786-1111,
The Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, 7pm Thu Jun 11.
ComedySportz World Championship: Dallas
vs Sacramento / Manchester, UK vs. Washington
DC, 24 ComedySportz teams from across the
nation and England compete in a week long
championship; $12; for tickets and information,
call 309-786-1111, The Establishment, 220 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm
Thu Jun 11.
Improv Nerd w/ Jimmy Carrane, Dick
Chudnow, & Matt Elwell, live podcast; for
information, call 309-786-1111, The Establishment,
220 19th St., Rock Island, IL, ComedySportzQC.
com, 2pm Fri Jun 12.
ComedySportz World Championship:
Philadelphia vs. Provo / New Orleans vs.
Boise, 24 ComedySportz teams from across the
nation and England compete in a week long
championship; $12; for tickets and information,
call 309-786-1111, The Establishment, 220 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, ComedySportzQC.com, 7pm
Fri Jun 12.
ComedySportz World Championship: Boston
vs. Indianapolis / New York City vs. Portland, 24
ComedySportz teams from across the nation and
England compete in a week long championship;
$12; for tickets and information, call 309-786-1111,
The Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm Fri Jun 12.
The After Hour: Episode #2, Andrew King
hosts a live, late-night talk show with area guests
Aiden Landman, director of Young Professionals of
the Quad Cities, comedian James Draper, and area
band the One Night Standards; $8-10; for tickets
and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The
Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
Circa21.com, 10:30pm Fri Jun 12.
Scott Novotny, an evening with the standup
comedian and former writer for “Saturday Night
Live”; $10-12; for tickets and information, call
319-362-8133, Penguin’s Comedy Club - Cedar
Rapids, 208 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA,
PenguinsComedyClub.com, 8pm Fri Jun 12 and
Sat Jun 13.
ComedySportz World Championship:
Minneapolis vs. Detroit / Houston vs. Chicago,
24 ComedySportz teams from across the
nation and England compete in a week long
championship; $12; for tickets and information,
call 309-786-1111, The Establishment, 220 19th St.,
Rock Island, IL, ComedySportzQC.com, 7pm Sat
Jun 13.
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nation and England compete in a week long
championship; with teams to be determined by
the preliminary-match results; $12; for tickets and
information, call 309-786-1111, The Establishment,
220 19th St., Rock Island, IL, ComedySportzQC.
com, 9:30pm Sat Jun 13.
The Speakeasy Laugh Hard, an evening
of comedians from across the Midwest; $3; for
information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The Circa ‘21
Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.
com, 8pm Sat Jun 13.
Studio Series: Dodgeball, an escalating
competition in which six comedians enter, one
comedian leaves; for ages 17+; $5 or free with CSz
ticket; for tickets and information, call 309-7861111, The Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock Island,
IL, ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm Fri Jun 19.
Kent Rader, an evening with the standup
comedian and award winner at the Branson
Comedy Festival; $10-12; for tickets and
information, call 319-362-8133, Penguin’s Comedy
Club - Cedar Rapids, 208 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids,
IA, PenguinsComedyClub.com, 8pm Fri Jun 19
and Sat Jun 20.
The Tomfoolery Show, the Orpheum Theatre
Ensemble performs over-the-top melodrama
while audience members attempt to hit them with
“tomatoes”; $5-10; for tickets and information, call
309-342-2299, The Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg
St., Galesburg, IL, TheOrpheum.org, 7:30pm Fri Jun
19 and Sat Jun 20.
Studio Series: Bandwagon, witness the
reunion tour of a band created from your
suggestions, performing improvised hit songs
and reliving key moments from their tumultuous
history; for ages 17+; $5 or free with CSz ticket;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-1111,
The Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm Sat Jun 20.
Studio Series: Nocturne Falls, an improvised
event set in small town of comedic chaos and
unique characters; for ages 17+; $5 or free with CSz
ticket; for tickets and information, call 309-7861111, The Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock Island,
IL, ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm Fri Jun 26.
Dustin Diamond, standup comedy with the
portrayer of “Screech” on “Saved by the Bell”; for
information, call 309-762-5674, The Venue, 1405
5th Ave., Moline, IL, 8pm Fri Jun 26 and Sat Jun
27.
Studio Series: The Establishment Stands
Up, standup comedy with ComedySportz
performers; for ages 17+; $5 or free with CSz ticket;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-1111,
The Establishment, 220 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
ComedySportzQC.com, 9:30pm Sat Jun 27.

July
The After Hour: Episode #3, Andrew King
hosts a live, late-night talk show with area guests;
$8-10; for tickets and information, call 309-7867733 ext. 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 10:30pm Fri Jul 10.
#soblessed Comedy Show, an evening of sets
with standup comedians; for information, call 309786-7733 ext. 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 8pm Sat Jul 11.
The Speakeasy Laugh Hard, an evening
of comedians from across the Midwest; $3; for
information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The Circa ‘21
Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.
com, 8pm Fri Jul 17.
Rock City Live, My Verona Productions
presents a sketch-comedy show in the vein of
“Saturday Night Live”; $10-12; for information,
call 309-786-7733 ext. 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy,
1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 8pm
Sat Jul 18.
Alex Reymundo, an evening of standup
with the comedian and actor; for information,
call 563-322-4421, Col Ballroom, 1012 W. 4th St.,
Davenport, IA, 8pm Fri Jul 24.
Alex Reymundo, an evening of standup with
the comedian and actor; for information, call 309762-5674, The Venue, 1405 5th Ave., Moline, IL,
8pm Sat Jul 25.

Stand Up Face Off, Team (Joshua) Kahn versus
Team (Wayne) Lyter in three rounds of hilarious
head-to-head comedy where the comedians will
be challenged with distractions and challenges
placed upon them on the spot with no time to
prepare; $10-12; for tickets and information, call
309-786-7733 extension 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy,
1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, Sat
Jul 25.
Michael Blackson, an evening of standup with
the Ghanaian actor and comedian; for information,
call 309-762-5674, Col Ballroom, 1012 W. 4th St.,
Davenport, IA, 8pm Thu Jul 30.

August
The After Hour: Episode #4, Andrew King
hosts a live, late-night talk show with area guests;
$8-10; for tickets and information, call 309-7867733 ext. 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 10:30pm Fri Aug 14.
Angel Salazar, an evening of standup with the
comedian and “Scarface” actor; for information,
call 309-762-5674, The Venue, 1405 5th Ave.,
Moline, IL, 8pm Fri Aug 21 and Sat Aug 22.
Stand Up Face Off, Team (Joshua) Kahn versus
Team (Wayne) Lyter in three rounds of hilarious
head-to-head comedy where the comedians will
be challenged with distractions and challenges
placed upon them on the spot with no time to
prepare; $10-12; for tickets and information,
call 309-786-7733 extension 2, The Circa ‘21
Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.
com, Fri Aug 21.
Red Skelton: The Legend Continues, Tom
Millica performs a tribute to the legendary comic;
$18.50-28; for tickets and information, call 319622-6262, Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave.,
Amana, IA, OldCreamery.com, 2pm Thu Aug 27
thru Sun Aug 30.

MUSEUMS
EXHIBITS

A Look at the Book, an exhibit exploring
the book since Johannes Gutenberg featuring
historical works, book binding, and printing tools,
and contemporary books & art; Tue.-Sat. 10am4pm, Sun. noon-4pm; free with $3-5 admission;
for information, call 563-322-8844 or e-mail kelly.
lao@gahc.org, German American Heritage Center,
712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, GAHC.org, Thu Jun
11 thru Sat Jun 27.
The Making of the Great Humanitarian,
exhibit on how World War I dramatically altered
the life of Herbert Hoover from successful mining
engineer to “The Great Humanitarian”; 9am-5pm
daily; for information, call 319-643-5301, Herbert
Hoover Presidential Library & Museum, 210
Parkside Dr., West Branch, IA, Hoover.archives.gov,
Thu Jun 11 thru Wed Sep 2.
Miniature Book Society, featuring local work
by Joseph Lappie, Meghan Hollister, Andrew
Huot, Elaine Kaple, Bruce Walters, Aimee Ford,
and more; Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm;
free with $3-5 admission; For more information
contact Kelly at 563-322-8844 or kelly.lao@gahc.
org, German American Heritage Center, 712 W.
2nd St., Davenport, IA, GAHC.org, Thu Jun 11 thru
Sat Jun 27.
From Woof to Wolf: The Dogs of
Deutschland, exhibit about these fascinating
animals with information on how we help man’s
best friend to how they can help us; Tue.-Sat.
10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm; free with $3-5
admission; for information, call 563-322-8844
or e-mail kelly.lao@gahc.org, German American
Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
GAHC.org, Thu Jun 11 thru Sun Jul 26.
Arsenal of Innovation, exhibit in which guests
discover all about the inventive and innovative
spirit and impact of the Rock Island Arsenal, and
the men and women who have proudly served
and supported our military; with daily screenings

of the accompanying film “D-Day: Normandy 1944
3D”; $5.50-12; for information, call 563-324-1933,
Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W 12th
St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org, Thu Jun 11 thru
Wed Sep 2.
Zeitgeist, exhibit of art inspired by Bix
Beiderbecke by Max Henry and Brice Walters,
with additional Bix displays from local collectors;
Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm; for
information and to register, call 563-322-8844,
German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd
St., Davenport, IA, GAHC.org, Sun Jul 5 thru Sun
Aug 30.
Gustav Stickley Furniture Exhibit, Tue.-Sat.
10am-4pm, Sun. noon-4pm; for information and
to register, call 563-322-8844, German American
Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
GAHC.org, Sun Aug 2 thru Wed Sep 2.

SPECIAL EVENTS
June
Librarian Night, librarians and museum
professionals are invited for refreshments and a
special presentation by Andrew Huot of Big River
Bindery; prizes awarded; for information, call
563-322-8844, German American Heritage Center,
712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, GAHC.org, 5pm Fri
Jun 12.
For Sale by Kids, a great opportunity for kids
to sell their handmade crafts or gently-used items;
free to shop, $15 to sell; for information, call 563344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus
Dr, Bettendorf, IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 8:30am Sat
Jun 13.
Deere-Wiman Tunnel Tour, Saturday tours of
the the tunnel connecting the historic DeereWiman House to the Deere-Wiman carriage
house, a little-known local novelty never before
opened to the public; the tour is limited to the
home’s tunnel and basement, and visitors must be
able to handle stairs and a ramp; for information,
call 309-743-2701, Deere-Wiman Carriage House,
817 11th Ave., Moline, IL, ButterworthCenter.com,
1pm Sat Jun 13 and Sat Jun 20.
Guided Tours of the Lone Star Steamboat,
on Saturdays & Sundays from noon-5pm; free with
museum admission; for information, call 563-2895580, Buffalo Bill Museum, 199 N Front St, LeClaire,
IA, BuffaloBillMuseumLeClaire.com, 12pm Sat Jun
13 thru Sun Jun 21.
Historic 3rd Street Walking Tour, on
Saturdays; learn the history of the Heritage
Center’s neighborhood; $5; for information and
to register, call 563-322-8844, German American
Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
GAHC.org, 10:30am Sat Jun 13 thru Sat Aug 15.
Quad Cities Museum Week, area museums
welcome visitors for a week-long adventure of
fun activities, great discoveries, and exploration,
CQMUseumWeek.com, Sat Jun 13 thru Sun Jun
21.
“Cody Trail Passport” Tour, enjoy a special,
self-guided tour of four fascinating Iowa historic
sites along the Cody Trail; the tour includes the
Buffalo Bill Museum in LeClaire, Buffalo Bill Cody
Homestead in Princeton, and the Dan Nagle Walnut
Grove Pioneer Village and Alexander Brownlie Sod
House in Long Grove; have your passport stamped
at each location for a chance to win a gift basket
filled with souvenirs from all four historic sites;
free with museum admission; for information, call
563-289-5580, Buffalo Bill Museum, 199 N Front St,
LeClaire, IA, BuffaloBillMuseumLeClaire.com, 12pm
Sun Jun 14.
Patriotic Pooch Parade, bring your costumed
pet in red, white, and blue to honor Flag Day;
all pets must be leashed and youth under 14
must have adult supervision; prizes awarded
for best costumes; the Humane Society will also
bring some shelter pets and explain how to
give them fur-ever homes; free; for information,
call 563-322-8844 or e-mail kelly.lao@gahc.org,
German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, GAHC.org, 2pm Sun Jun 14.
Agility & Obedience with the Scott

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County Kennel Club, featuring dog agility
and obedience-training presentations; free; for
information, call 563-322-8844, German American
Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
GAHC.org, 2pm Sun Jun 21.
German Shepherd Behavior, animal
behaviorist Melanie Brown and her German
Shepherd Sam will show off Sam’s skills and
talk about dog training; free w/ $3-5 museum
admission; for information, call 563-322-8844
or e-mail kelly.lao@gahc.org, German American
Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
GAHC.org, 2pm Sun Jun 21.
Scott County Kennel Club, members of
the club will be bringing four legged friends to
demonstrate obedience and agility training; free
w/ $3-5 museum admission; for information,
call 563-322-8844 or e-mail kelly.lao@gahc.org,
German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, GAHC.org, 2pm Sun Jun 21.

July & August
Melanie Brown: Animal Behaviorist,
presentation with Brown and her German
shepherd Sam; for information and to register, call
563-322-8844, German American Heritage Center,
712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, GAHC.org, 2pm Sun
Jul 12.
Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman
House Guided Tours, Sunday tours beginning
on the hour at 1pm, and also available during the
week by appointment; for information, call 309743-2701, Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817 11th
Ave., Moline, IL, ButterworthCenter.com, Sun Jul
12 thru Sun Aug 30.
Agatha Beiderbecke, a historical reenactment
by Wendy Hammon; for information and to
register, call 563-322-8844, German American
Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA,
GAHC.org, 2pm Sun Jul 26.
Bix Beiderbecke Event, with Buck Henri, Bruce

Walters, and a concert by the Locust Street Boys;
for information and to register, call 563-322-8844,
German American Heritage Center, 712 W. 2nd St.,
Davenport, IA, GAHC.org, 2pm Sun Aug 2.
Orphan Train Presentation, by Elaine
Mercado; for information and to register, call
563-322-8844, German American Heritage Center,
712 W. 2nd St., Davenport, IA, GAHC.org, 2pm Sun
Aug 23

MOVIES

Scott & Rock Island Counties
June

The Lego Movie, screening of the Oscarnominated animated smash; for information, call
563-441-0242, Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 +
IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA, Cinemark.
com, 10am Thu Jun 11.
D-Day: Normandy 1944 3D, documentary on
this defining moment in history narrated by Tom
Brokaw, held in conjunction with the museum’s
exhibition “Arsenal of Innovation”; for information
and tickets, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum
& Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA,
Putnam.org, Thu Jun 11 thru Tue Jun 30.
Summer Silents: Buster Keaton, a night of
classic film and music with an 8pm Bix Youth
Jazz Band concert and 9:15pm screening of
“The Cameraman,” with introduction and
live accompaniment by Dennis Scott of the
Chicagoland Theatre Organ Society; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 8pm Fri Jun 12.
X-Men, a screening in the library’s “Hero Movie
Series,” with free popcorn; for information, call
309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.,
Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 2pm Fri Jun 12.

The Terminator, screening of the futuristic
thriller with Arnold Schwarzenegger; Sun. 2pm,
Wed. 2 & 7pm; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd
St., Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, Sun Jun 14 and
Wed Jun 17.
Dolphin Tale 2, screening of the family film
based on a true story; for information, call 563441-0242, Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX,
3601 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com,
10am Mon Jun 15 thru Thu Jun 18.
Inside Access to Disney Pixar’s Inside Out, go
behind-the-scenes on the making of Pixar’s new
animated film; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E.
53rd St., Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, 6pm Tue
Jun 16.
DCI 2015 Tour Premiere, a big-screen drum
corps spectacle; for information, call 563-4410242, Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601

E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, 7:30pm
Wed Jun 17.
Afternoon Classic Films, enjoy a classic
film on the big screen; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Wed Jun 17.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The
Lightning Thief, a screening in the library’s “Hero
Movie Series,” with free popcorn; for information,
call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210
41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 2pm Fri
Jun 19.
Jaws, 40th-anniversary screening of Steven
Spielberg’s Oscar-winning thriller; Sun. and Wed.
2 & 7pm; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd
St., Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, Sun Jun 21 and
Wed Jun 24.

2015 IOWA STATE FAIR

GRANDSTAND LINE-UP
THURSDAY, AUGUST 13

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15

MONDAY, AUGUST 17

with special guest
for KING & COUNTRY
8 P.M. | $32

with special guests
STYX and TESLA
7 P.M. | $53

with special guest
MICHAEL RAY
8 P.M. | $60

CASTING CROWNS

DEF LEPPARD

CARRIE UNDERWOOD

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18

with special guest
EASTON CORBIN
8 P.M. | $35

with special guest
CAROLINE KOLE
8 P.M. | $45

8 P.M. | $35

JUSTIN MOORE

REBA

YES AND TOTO

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19

GRAND OUTLAW
NATIONAL TRACTOR
AND TRUCK PULL
SPONSORED BY IOWA
FARMER TODAY
2 P.M. | $20 ADULTS,
$10 CHILDREN AGES 6–11
free for ages 5 and under

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 20

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22

and special guest
CHRIS JANSON
8 P.M. | $40

with special guest TBA
8 P.M. | $40

ALABAMA

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21

THE FRAY

with special guest
ANDY GRAMMER
8 P.M. | $38

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MEGHAN TRAINOR
SUNDAY, AUGUST 23

ROCK-A-THON

starring DEE SNIDER,
DOKKEN, WARRANT,
FIREHOUSE and EDDIE TRUNK
6 P.M. | $30

Tickets for all concerts and events are on sale now through all Ticketmaster outlets, online
at ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800.745.3000. All concert seats are reserved. All track
events are general admission. Convenience charges apply to all tickets. The Iowa State Fair
Ticket Office will open July 6 for walk-up orders only (assuming tickets remain). Grandstand
tickets do not include admission to the Fair. Gate admission must be purchased separately.

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MOVIES

Scott & Rock Island Counties
June

Mr. Peabody & Sherman, screening of the
animated hit; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd
St., Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, 10am Mon Jun
22 thru Thu Jun 25.
National Theatre Live: The Audience, HD
screening of the Peter Morgan drama, with Helen
Mirren reprising her Oscar-winning role as Queen
Elizabeth II; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd
St., Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, 7pm Thu Jun
25.
Behind Enemy Lines, a screening in the
library’s “Hero Movie Series,” with free popcorn;
for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 2pm Fri Jun 26.
Sino Cinema Series: Xiao Wu, Jia Jiang Ke’s
directorial debut and part of his “Hometown
Trilogy”; free; for information, call 309-200-0978,
Rozz-Tox, 2108 3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, RozzTox.
com, 8pm Sun Jun 28.
The Penguins of Madagascar, screening
of the animated spin-off of the “Madagascar”
comedies; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd
St., Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, 10am Mon Jun
29 thru Thu Jul 2.

July & August
D-Day: Normandy 1944 3D, documentary on
this defining moment in history narrated by Tom
Brokaw, held in conjunction with the museum’s
exhibition “Arsenal of Innovation”; for information
and tickets, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum
& Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA,
Putnam.org, Wed Jul 1 thru Wed Sep 2.
Independent Movie, with a post-film
discussion and free pop corn; in French (takes
place in France); for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
6pm Thu Jul 2.
Epic, a screening in the library’s “Hero Movie
Series,” with free popcorn; for information, call
309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.,
Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 2pm Fri Jul 3.
Night of the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,
second sequel to the family action-comedy
smash; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd
St., Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, 10am Mon Jul 6
thru Thu Jul 9.
La Traviata: Met Summer Encore 2015,
HD screening of Verdi’s operatic masterpiece;
for information, call 563-441-0242, Cinemark
Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St.,
Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, 7pm Wed Jul 8.
RiffTrax Live: Sharknado 2: The Second One,
Mystery Science Theater 3000’s Michael J. Nelson,
Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett take on the sequel
to the camp classic; for information, call 563-4410242, Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601
E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA, FathomEvents.com, 7pm
Thu Jul 9.
The A-Team, a screening in the library’s “Hero
Movie Series,” with free popcorn; for information,
call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st
St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 2pm Fri Jul 10.
Spaceballs, screening of Mel Brooks’ sci-fi
parody; Sun. 2pm, Wed. 2 & 7pm; for information,
call 563-441-0242, Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18
+ IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA, Cinemark.
com, Sun Jul 12 and Wed Jul 15.
How to Train Your Dragon 2, screening of
the animated, Oscar-nominated action-comedy
sequel; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd
St., Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, 10am Mon Jul

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Outdoor Festivals & Events
Davenport
June through August

I

n checking out
the lineup of
grandstand acts
for this year’s
Mississippi Valley
Fair, taking place
August 4 through
9 at Davenport’s
Reba @ the Mississippi Valley Fair - August 5
Mississippi Valley
Fairgrounds, I notice
that the fair’s final concert is an August 9 engagement with country sensations
Big & Rich. Which is ironic, of course, because all of this year’s guests are big and
rich! Prior to those talents, the 2015 fair will deliver grandstand performances
by county superstars Kip Moore on August 4 and Reba (that’s Ms. McEntire to
you) on August 5, Southern-rock stalwarts The Marshall Tucker Band on August
6, chart-topping rockers Styx on August 7, and country-trio extraordinaire The
Band Perry on August 7. And if that’s somehow still not enough to satisfy your
yen for outdoor music this August, LeClaire Park will also be hosting its annual
River Roots Live on August 28 and 29, a celebration of roots rock that, with the
weekend’s accompanying Ribfest, should also satisfy your yen for smoked meats
and sauces as hot and satisfying as the summertime sun. But we won’t be made
to wait until August for Davenport’s lineup of festivals and outdoor happenings
to commence. June 13 brings with it – quite fittingly, given the event’s name – the
annual Juneteenth at LeClaire Park, which will commemorate the announcement
of slavery’s abolition through live music, dance, historical presentations, and
children’s activities. The following weekend, Davenport’s Centennial Park plays
host to this year’s Rally on the River, the June 18 through 20 celebration of biker
culture boasting musicians, vendors, and the annual Scooter Girls competition,
which my niece and nephew will be saddened to learn has nothing to do with the
Muppets. Those eight- and five-year-olds, however, would love to be in the area
for July 4’s Red, White, & Boom!, the explosively entertaining fireworks display
over the Mississippi River preceded by live music and games just for the little
ones. On July 25, downtown Davenport will mark the destination for hundreds
of national and international runners competing in the annual Quad-City Times
Bix 7 street race, an event taking place between the July 24 and 25 cornucopia of
music, food, and family fun that is the 2015 Street Fest. And finally, Davenport
wraps up its summertime festival schedule with an event so big that it takes
two whole months to present! Well, more specifically, it takes the last two days
in July and the first two days in August to present, as July 30 through August
2 are the dates for this year’s Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival. With
concerts scheduled for Davenport’s RiverCenter, Adler Theatre, and LeClaire
Park, this annual tribute to the great jazz cornetist Bix Beiderbecke will feature
performances by (at press time) a whopping 18 jazz bands from around the globe,
ranging from our own Josh Duffee & the Graystone Monarchs to Austin, Texas’
The Thrift Set Orchestra to Orlando, Florida’s Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band
to the Hot Jazz Alliance – an ensemble composed of musicians from both the
United States and Australia. Meaning that by touring here this July and August,
those Australian musicians actually get summer all year ’round. Sne-e-eaky. For
more information on Davenport’s summertime season of major events, visit
DowntownDavenport.com. – Mike Schulz

13 thru Thu Jul 16.
Afternoon Classic Films, enjoy a classic
film on the big screen; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Wed Jul 15.
La Fille Du Regiment: Met Summer Encore
2015, HD screening of Donizetti’s operatic classic;
for information, call 563-441-0242, Cinemark
Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St.,
Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, 7pm Wed Jul 15.
How to Train Your Dragon, a screening in the
library’s “Hero Movie Series,” with free popcorn;

for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 2pm Fri Jul 17.
Double Indemnity, screening of Billy
Wilder’s classic thriller with Barbara Stanwyck
and Fred MacMurray; Sun. and Wed. 2 & 7pm;
for information, call 563-441-0242, Cinemark
Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St.,
Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, Sun Jul 19 and
Wed Jul 22.
Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked,
screening of the animated-sequel smash; for
information, call 563-441-0242, Cinemark

Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St.,
Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, 10am Mon Jul 20
thru Thu Jul 23.
All Work All Play: The Pursuit of eSports
Glory LIVE, featuring an exclusive panel
discussion with Michal “Carmac” Blicharz,
Managing Director of Pro Gaming at Turtle
Entertainment GmbH plus an All-Star showdown
between the Joes and the Pros live out of the ESL
studios in Burbank, CA; for information, call 563441-0242, Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX,
3601 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com,
7:30pm Tue Jul 21.
The Merry Widow: Met Summer Encore
2015, HD screening of Lehar’s operatic classic;
for information, call 563-441-0242, Cinemark
Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St.,
Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, 7pm Wed Jul 22.
Monuments Men, a screening in the library’s
“Hero Movie Series,” with free popcorn; for
information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 2pm Fri Jul 24.
Gremlins, screening of Joe Dante’s 1984
monster comedy; Sun. 2pm, Wed. 2 & 7pm;
for information, call 563-441-0242, Cinemark
Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St.,
Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, Sun Jul 26 and
Wed Jul 29.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, screening of
the decond sequel to the popular family comedy;
for information, call 563-441-0242, Cinemark
Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St.,
Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, 10am Mon Jul 27
thru Thu Jul 30.
Aida Met: Summer Encore 2015, HD
screening of Verdi’s operatic classic; for
information, call 563-441-0242, Cinemark
Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St.,
Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, 7pm Wed Jul 29.
All Work All Play: The Pursuit of eSports
Glory LIVE, featuring an exclusive panel
discussion with Michal “Carmac” Blicharz,
Managing Director of Pro Gaming at Turtle
Entertainment GmbH plus an All-Star showdown
between the Joes and the Pros live out of the ESL
studios in Burbank, CA; for information, call 563441-0242, Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX,
3601 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com,
7:30pm Thu Jul 30.
Rise of the Guardians, a screening in the
library’s “Hero Movie Series,” with free popcorn;
for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 2pm Fri Jul 31.
The Nut Job, screening of the animated
comedy; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd
St., Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, 10am Mon Aug
3 thru Thu Aug 6.
Afternoon Classic Films, enjoy a classic
film on the big screen; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Wed Aug 19.

Outlying Areas

June

Raiders of the Lost Ark, 2 & 7pm screenings
in the Throwback Thursdays series; free; for
information, call 309-342-2299, The Orpheum
Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL,
TheOrpheum.org, Thu Jun 11.
Guardians of the Galaxy, a screening in the
Summer of the Arts’“Free Movie Series”, outside
Macbride Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, 8:15pm Sat Jun 13.
National Theatre Live: Man & Superman, an
HD movie screening of the Bernard Shaw play,
starring Ralph Fiennes; $15-18; for tickets and
information, call 319-688-2653, Englert Theatre,
221 East Washington St., Iowa City, IA, Englert.org,
7pm Sat Jun 13.
Ghosts of Mississippi, 2 & 7pm screenings
in the Throwback Thursdays series, presented

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in conjunction with the Galesburg Juneteenth
Celebration; free; for information, call 309-3422299, The Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St.,
Galesburg, IL, TheOrpheum.org, Thu Jun 18.
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, a
screening in the Summer of the Arts’“Free Movie
Series”, outside Macbride Hall, University of Iowa,
Iowa City, IA, SummerOfTheArts.org, 8:15pm Sat
Jun 20.
The Princess Bride, 2 & 7pm screenings in the
Throwback Thursdays series; free; for information,
call 309-342-2299, The Orpheum Theatre, 57 S.
Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL, TheOrpheum.org, Thu
Jun 25.
Interrobang Film Festival, categories for
entry in the competition include Feature, Mids,
Shorts, Short Shorts, Documentary and Free
Form; cash prizes will be awarded in various
categories, Western Gateway Park, Des Moines,
IA, DesMoinesArtsFestival.org/film_festival.php,
11am Fri Jun 26 thru Sun Jun 28.
Jurassic Park, a screening in the Summer
of the Arts’“Free Movie Series”, outside
Macbride Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, 8:15pm Sat Jun 27.

July
Superman: The Movie, 2 & 7pm screenings
in the Throwback Thursdays series; free; for
information, call 309-342-2299, The Orpheum
Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL,
TheOrpheum.org, Thu Jul 2.
Hook, 2 & 7pm screenings in the Throwback
Thursdays series; free; for information, call 309342-2299, The Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St.,
Galesburg, IL, TheOrpheum.org, Thu Jul 9.
Spaceballs, a screening in the Summer
of the Arts’“Free Movie Series”, outside
Macbride Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, 8:15pm Sat Jul 11.
Toy Story, 2 & 7pm screenings in the
Throwback Thursdays series; free; for information,
call 309-342-2299, The Orpheum Theatre, 57 S.
Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL, TheOrpheum.org, Thu
Jul 16.
The Da Vinci Code, a screening in the
Summer of the Arts’“Free Movie Series”, outside
Macbride Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, 8:15pm Sat Jul 18.
Frozen, a screening in the Summer of the
Arts’“Free Movie Series”, outside Macbride
Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, 8:15pm Sat Jul 25.
Beetlejuice, 2 & 7pm screenings in the
Throwback Thursdays series; free; for information,
call 309-342-2299, The Orpheum Theatre, 57 S.

Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL, TheOrpheum.org, Thu
Jul 30.

August
To Kill a Mockingbird, a screening in the
Summer of the Arts’“Free Movie Series”, outside
Macbride Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, 8:15pm Sat Aug 1.
Singin’ in the Rain, 2 & 7pm screenings in the
Throwback Thursdays series; free; for information,
call 309-342-2299, The Orpheum Theatre, 57 S.
Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL, TheOrpheum.org, 2pm
Thu Aug 6.
Snake Alley Festival of Film, festival
dedicated to showcasing the best short films from
around the world, Burlington Capitol Theater, 211
N. 3rd St., Burlington, IA, SnakeAlleyFestivalOfFilm.
com/index.htm, Thu Aug 6 thru Sat Aug 8.
Mary Poppins, a screening in the Summer
of the Arts’“Free Movie Series”, outside
Macbride Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, Sat Aug 8.
“Big Lebowski” Festival, this fundraiser for
the Hardacre Theater Preservation Association will
include a screening of the comic cult classic film
at 6:30pm, and Cedar Lanes in Tipton will host the
after-party, which will include bowling, costume
contests, and live music from the Tipton-based
rock band Home Brew Heroes; $20, Tipton High
School Auditorium, 400 E. 6th St., Tipton, IA,
TheHardacre.org, 6:30pm Sat Aug 8.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, 2 & 7pm screenings
in the Throwback Thursdays series; free; for
information, call 309-342-2299, The Orpheum
Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL,

TheOrpheum.org, Thu Aug 13.
Landlocked Film Festival, thru Aug. 16; ninthannual presentations of features, documentaries,
shorts, and more, in numerous downtown venues,
Downtown Iowa City, IA, LandlockedFilmFestival.
org, Fri Aug 14 thru Sun Aug 16.
Back to the Future II, a screening in the
Summer of the Arts’“Free Movie Series”, outside
Macbride Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, 8:15pm Sat Aug 15.
The Lego Movie, a screening in the
Summer of the Arts’“Free Movie Series”, outside
Macbride Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, 8:15pm Sat Aug 22.

SPORTS
June

2015 Quad Cities Chamber Golf Outing,
with shotgun starts at 7am and 12:30pm; $150/
golfer includes greens fee, cart rental, meals and
beverages, golfer gifts, and admission to the 19th
Hole Party, Pinnacle Country Club, 11928 Knoxville
Rd., Milan, IL, 7am Thu Jun 11.
Quad Cities Chamber 2015 Golf Outing,
shotgun starts at 7am & 12:30pm; $150/golfer,
Pinnacle Country Club, 11928 Knoxville Rd., Milan,
IL, QuadCitiesChamber.com, 7am Thu Jun 11.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Lansing
Lugnuts; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm
Thu Jun 11.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Lansing

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Lugnuts; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm
Fri Jun 12.
Quad City Rollers, the QCA’s premier allfemale flat-track roller derby team; $10-12, ages
12 & under free, QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, Facebook.com/QuadCityRollers,
6pm Sat Jun 13.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Great Lakes
Loons; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6pm
Sat Jun 13.

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SPORTS
June

Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Great Lakes
Loons; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565,
1:15pm Sun Jun 14.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Great Lakes
Loons; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 1pm
Mon Jun 15.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Burlington
Bees; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm
Fri Jun 19.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Burlington
Bees; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6pm
Sat Jun 20.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Burlington
Bees; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565,
1:15pm Sun Jun 21.
“Swing into Education” Best-Ball Golf
Outing, 15th-annual fundraiser for the QC
United College Scholarship program; with prizes
awarded, food by Famous Dave’s BBQ Ribs, and
more; for information, call 855-485-4445, Palmer
Hills Golf Course, 2999 Middle Rd, Bettendorf, IA,
QCUnited.org, 10am Sat Jun 20.
The 8th Annual John Boesch Memorial Golf
Outing, to benefit the Buffalo Bill Museum; an
18-hole, four-person, best-ball tournament with
9am shotgun start; $65/person includes cart,
lunch, prizes at every hole, and free photo; with
Mulligans available for purchase, a cash award
on two flights, and a $10,000 hole-in-one prize;
for information and to reserve, call 563-2894653, Olathea Golf Course, 23200 Great River Rd.,
LeClaire, IA, VisitLeClaire.com, 9am Sat Jun 20.
Urban Street Games, games for co-ed teams
for four with a payout of over $4,500 for the top
three finbishers in both divisions; $300/team;
presented by QC Crossfit and sponsored by the
Daiquiri Factory; 4-5pm sign-in, first WOD at
5:30pm; for information, call 309-788-6311, The
District of Rock Island, 100 19th St, Suite 109
(office), Rock Island, IL, RIDistrict.com, 4pm Fri
Jun 26.
Urban Street Games, games for co-ed teams
for four with a payout of over $4,500 for the top
three finbishers in both divisions; $300/team;
presented by QC Crossfit and sponsored by the
Daiquiri Factory; first WOD at 9am; with an on-site
after-party and entertainment; for information,
call 309-788-6311, The District of Rock Island, 100
19th St, Suite 109 (office), Rock Island, IL, RIDistrict.
com, 9am Sat Jun 27.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Beloit
Snappers; for information and tickets, call 563324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines
St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565,
7pm Mon Jun 29.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Beloit
Snappers; for information and tickets, call 563324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines
St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565,
7pm Tue Jun 30.

July
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Beloit
Snappers; for information and tickets, call 563324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines
St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565,
7pm Wed Jul 1.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Peoria
Chiefs; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm

Thu Jul 2.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Peoria
Chiefs; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm
Fri Jul 3.
2015 John Deere Classic, the annual
professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour;
$18-60/day, TPC at Deere Run, 3100 Heather Knoll,
Silvis, IL, JohnDeereClassic.com, Mon Jul 6 thru
Sun Jul 12.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Clinton
Lumberkings; for information and tickets, call 563324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines
St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565,
7pm Mon Jul 6.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Clinton
Lumberkings; for information and tickets, call 563324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines
St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565,
7pm Tue Jul 7.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Burlington
Bees; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm
Fri Jul 10.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Burlington
Bees; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6pm
Sat Jul 11.
Inaugural QC MS Open: “Swinging Fore
a Cure”, a 4-person, best-shot outing to raise
money for and awareness of multiple sclerosis;
noon check-in, 1pm shotgun start; $70/person
includes 18 holes of golf with cart, a dinner buffet
at the Bier Stube, prizes, commemorative items,
and more; for information and to register, contact
Dennis Fisher at 563-484-9366 or dfisher195371@
gmail.com, Hidden Hills Golf Course, 4335 Indiana
Ave, Bettendorf, IA, 12pm Sat Jul 11.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Burlington
Bees; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565,
5:15pm Sun Jul 12.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Burlington
Bees; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm
Mon Jul 13.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Cedar Rapids
Kernels; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6pm
Sat Jul 18.
WWE Summer Slam Heatwave Tour,
featuring WWE favorites including Seth Rollins,
Roman Reigns, Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, The Miz,
and more; $18-103; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria,
IL, PeoriaCivicCenter.com, 7:30pm Sat Jul 18.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Cedar Rapids
Kernels; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565,
5:15pm Sun Jul 19.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Cedar Rapids
Kernels; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 1pm
Mon Jul 20.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Wisconsin
Timber Rattlers; for information and tickets, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Fri Jul 31.

August & September
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Wisconsin
Timber Rattlers; for information and tickets, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 6pm Sat Aug 1.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Wisconsin

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Fri Aug 28.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Peoria
Chiefs; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6pm
Sat Aug 29.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. Kane County
Cougars; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm
Wed Sep 2.

The Melvins @ RIBCO - July 10
Timber Rattlers; for information and tickets, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 5:15pm Sun Aug 2.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Bowling
Green Hot Rods; for information and tickets,
call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Tue Aug 4.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Bowling
Green Hot Rods; for information and tickets,
call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Wed Aug 5.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Bowling
Green Hot Rods; for information and tickets,
call 563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Thu Aug 6.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Dayton
Dragons; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm
Fri Aug 7.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Dayton
Dragons; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 6pm
Sat Aug 8.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Dayton
Dragons; for information and tickets, call 563324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines
St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565,
1:15pm Sun Aug 9.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Wisconsin
Timber Rattlers; for information and tickets, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Tue Aug 18.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Wisconsin
Timber Rattlers; for information and tickets, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Wed Aug 19.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Wisconsin
Timber Rattlers; for information and tickets, call
563-324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209
S Gaines St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.
jsp?sid=t565, 7pm Thu Aug 20.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Clinton
Lumberkings; for information and tickets, call 563324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines
St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565,
7pm Mon Aug 24.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Clinton
Lumberkings; for information and tickets, call 563324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines
St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565,
7pm Tue Aug 25.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Clinton
Lumberkings; for information and tickets, call 563324-3000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines
St, Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565,
7pm Wed Aug 26.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Peoria
Chiefs; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm
Thu Aug 27.
Quad City River Bandits, vs. the Peoria
Chiefs; for information and tickets, call 563-3243000, Modern Woodmen Park, 209 S Gaines St,
Davenport, IA, MILB.com/index.jsp?sid=t565, 7pm

OTHER EVENTS

Scott & Rock Island Counties
June

Miss Iowa & Miss Iowa’s Outstanding Teen
Competition, 16 young ladies from across the
state will compete for Miss Iowa, while nine will
compete for the title of Miss Iowa’s Outstanding
Teen; preliminary competitions on June 11 &
12 and finals on June 13; Chadwick Vogel will
emcee the pageant and Miss Iowa 2014 Aly Olson
and Miss Iowa’s Outstanding Teen 2014 Anna
Masengarb will perform; contestants will compete
in talent, onstage question, evening gown and
lifestyle & fitness; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Adler Theatre, 136 E. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
MissIowa.com, 7pm Thu Jun 11 thru Sat Jun 13.
Colonel Davenport House Guided Tour,
held Thursdays thru Sundays noon-4pm; for
information, call 309-737-4280, Colonel George
Davenport House, Arsenal Island, Rock Island, IL,
DavenportHouse.org, Thu Jun 11 thru Sun Jun
28.
2nd Annual Rock the Island Car Show,
held on Rodman Avenue; a fun family event for
automobile enthusiasts; registration is $15/vehicle;
for information, call 309-782-8631, Rock Island
Arsenal, Rock Island, IL, riamwr.com/wp-content/
uploads/car-show2015.png, 9am Sat Jun 13.
Kid Picker’s Flea Market, Downtown LeClaire,
LeClaire, IA, VisitLeClaire.com, Sat Jun 13.
Professional Bull Riders: BlueDef Velocity, for
tickets, call 800-745-3000, i wireless Center, 1201
River Dr, Moline, IL, iwirelessCenter.com, 7pm Sat
Jun 13.
Quad Cities Juneteenth, annual celebration
of African-American heritage, featuring live music
and dance performances, children’s activities,
vendors, health workshops, games, historical
presentations, and more; for information, call
563-322-7363, LeClaire Park, 400 Biederbeck Dr.,
Davenport, IA, UnitedNeighbors.com, 12pm Sat
Jun 13.
Sierra Club River Clean-up, for information,
e-mail gmn14@aol.com, Ben Butterworth
Memorial Parkway, 3000 River Dr., Moline, IL,
SierraClub.org/illinois/eagle-view, 10am Sat Jun
13.
Super Service Saturday, help make baby hats
for Haiti, G tube button pads for hospitals, dog
pull/chew toys, heat pads for at home assistants,
and turbans for cancer patients; for information,
call 309-786-2631, Broadway Presbyterian Church,
710 23rd St., Rock Island, IL, BroadwayQC.org,
9:30am Sat Jun 13.
Third-Annual Pioneer Days, historical reenactors, activities/demonstrations, vendors, tours
of the Colonel Davenport House, and more; $10
for ages 13 & up, free for ages 12 & under, Colonel
George Davenport House, Arsenal Island, Rock
Island, IL, DavenportHouse.org, 10am Sat Jun 13
and Sun Jun 14.
Deere-Wiman House “Underground”,
on Saturdays; explore the little-known tunnel
connecting the historic Deere-Wiman House
home to the Deere-Wiman Carriage House and
learn about its history; visitors must be able to
handle stairs and a ramp; free; for information, call
309-743-2701, Deere-Wiman Carriage House, 817
11th Ave., Moline, IL, ButterworthCenter.com, 1pm
Sat Jun 13 and Sat Jun 20.
Free Tour of Locks & Dam #15, on Saturdays &
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shoes with enclosed toes and backs, tennis shoes
are preferred; for information and to reserve, call
309-794-5338, Mississippi River Visitor Center,
Arsenal Island, Davenport, IA, MissRiver.org, Sat
Jun 13 thru Sun Jun 28.
TOMRV, the Tour of the Mississippi River Valley,
a Midwest cycling tradition since 1978; enjoy a
challenging ride on scenic roads and along the
Mississippi River, QuadCitiesBicycleClub.org/
tomrv, Sat Jun 13 and Sun June 14.
Mississippi Valley Growers Association
Farmers Market, Sat. & Wed. 8am-noon; purchase
great locally-grown products on Wednesdays and
Saturdays, NorthPark Mall, 320 W. Kimberly Rd.,
Davenport, IA, Sat Jun 13 thru Sat Jun 27.
Antique Appraisal Fair, an Antiques Roadshow
type of event with Terri Applegate of LeClaire
Antiques & Appraisals, who will evaluate your
pieces; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4:30pm
Thu Jun 18.
Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame
Celebration, celebrate the accomplishments
of two business leaders who’ve made major
contributions to the regional business community
and demonstrate the highest standards of
business ethics, plus a young entrepreneur who
represents the future of our business community;
6pm reception, 7pm dinner and induction
ceremony; $125/person, $1,000/table of 10;
cocktail attire preferred; for information, contact
Leslie Corlett at 309-277-3919 or leslie.corlett@
ja.org, Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, 777 Jumer Dr.,
Rock Island, IL, jaheartland.org/what-you-can-do/
special-events/hall-of-fame/qc-area, 6pm Thu
Jun 18.
21st Annual Rally on the River QC,
annual celebration of biker culture with live
entertainment, activities, vendors, food and
beverages available for purchase, Saturday
headliners Blue Oyster Cult, and more; $10 at
the gate, bikers arriving on motorcycles free

until Saturday at 5pm, Centennial Park, 315 S.
Marquette St., Davenport, IA, RallyOnTheRiverQC.
com, 5pm Thu Jun 18 thru Sat Jun 20.
Royal Ball for All, families can grab a bite to
eat, bid on a silent auction item, play games, visit
with princesses and princes, and participate in
the fun run; proceeds go to autism research and
treatment at Augustana College, Camden Center,
2701 1st St. East, Milan, IL, RoyalBallRun.com, 5pm
Fri Jun 19.
Greek Cultural Festival, June 19 & 20; annual
celebration of Greek culture through music, food
vendors, dance, presentations, and more; for
information, call 309-792-2912, Assumption Greek
Orthodox Church, 4900 Kennedy Dr, East Moline,
IL, AssumptionEM.org, Fri Jun 19.
Bottom’s Up Quad City Burlesque, new
performance with the area burlesque artists and
comedians; on Fridays & Saturdays; $18-20; for
tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext. 2,
The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock Island,
IL, Circa21.com, 8pm Fri Jun 19 thru Sat Jun 27.
16th Annual QC Triathlon, for information,
e-mail ericsarno@msn.com or call 608-209-1054,
West Lake Park, 110th Ave, Davenport, IA, 7am Sat
Jun 20.
5K/Walk for Heroes and Highnesses, honors
children and families impacted by autism in the
Quad Cities; proceeds go to autism research and
treatment at Augustana College; packet pick-up
for the race is noon-8pm on June 19 at the
Camden Center, Camden Center, 2701 1st St. East,
Milan, IL, RoyalBallRun.com, 8am Sat Jun 20.
Micro Brew Mile, the area’s only 1-mile and 6K
road race with a Craft Brew Festival as its post-race
party, in the parking lots behind the Bier Stube
and Bent River, Downtown Moline, Moline, IL,
MicroBrewMile.com, 4pm Sat Jun 20.
Summer Solstice Hike, celebrate the longest
day of the year by participating in a guided hike
through the Marsh, home to a variety of plant
communities including wet, mesic, and dry
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learn how the plants and animals have adapted
to a the marsh’s unique urban habitat; $3-7; for
information, call 563-323-5196, Nahant Marsh,
4220 Wapello Ave., Davenport, IA, NahantMarsh.
org, 10am Sat Jun 20.
Walk for Freedom, one-mile fundraising
walk for the Moline bot-for-profit World Relief;
following the walk, there will be a Cultural Festival
celebrating cultural diversity with free carnival
games, food and fellowship among refugees and
locals; donations encouraged; for information,
contact Kelly Stewart at kstewart@wr.org or
309-764-2279, Singing Bird Nature Center,
Black Hawk State Historic Site, Rock Island, IL,
WorldReliefMoline.org/walkforfreedom, 11am Sat
Jun 20.
River Valley Classics Car Show, a fun-filled,
family event featuring classic cars, 50/60’s music,
and a 50/50 drawing benefiting local charities; all
events will take place in the East parking lot close
to Sears, NorthPark Mall, 320 W. Kimberly Rd.,

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Davenport, IA, 5pm Sat Jun 20.
Night Sky Observing with the Popular
Astronomy Club, in the parking lot at dusk,
weather permitting; telescopes will be available or
bring your own; free; for information, call 309-7973120, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley,
IL, PACAstronomy.50megs.com, 7pm Sat Jun 20.
Ride the River Father’s Day Bike Ride, 31stannual bi-state tour of the Quad Cities along
riverfront bike trails; cruise on the Mississippi River
on the Celebration Belle Riverboat from Iowa to
Illinois or ride across the historic Arsenal Bridge;
$10/adult, $5/kid; for information, call 563-3222969, Freight House, 421 W. River Dr., Davenport,
IA, RiverAction.org, 6am Sun Jun 21.
Creekside Vineyards Tour & Taste, includes
vineyard tour, souvenir wine glass, and wine
tasting; $10; for information, call 309-787-9463,
Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave.,
Coal Valley, IL, CreeksideVineyards.com, 2pm Sun
Jun 21.

Zeitgeist:

Bix Beiderbecke &

the Spirit of His Times
Exhibit Opens Sun. July 5th featuring the art of
Buck Henri & Bruce Walters. Additional historical
display from First Presbyterian Church, Davenport.
GERMAN AMERICAN HERITAGE CENTER
712 W 2nd St Davenport  gahc.org  322-8844

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OTHER EVENTS

Scott & Rock Island Counties
June

Taste of June, enjoy heavy hors d弛euvres
made with locally-sourced ingredients in a
fundraiser held on the upper deck; $20-25; for
information, call 563-265-2455, Quad Cities Food
Hub, 421 River Dr., Davenport, IA, QCFoodHub.
com, 6pm, Tue Jun 23.
An Afternoon of Euchre, Meet at 11:30
to order lunch from Go Fish! or just arrive by
12:45 for Euchre. Coffee and dessert provided.
We play until 3:00p.m.; Bonnie Sparks-Gray
563-332-5951 for more information. Sponsored
by Zion Lutheran Church and others., Princeton
Community Center, 428 South River Dr., Princeton,
IA, VisitLeClaire.com, 11:30am Tue Jun 23.
French Market Day, Downtown LeClaire,
LeClaire, IA, VisitLeClaire.com, Sat Jun 27.
Blossoms at Butterworth, annual event at
the center and Deere-Wiman House, featuring
family-friendly activities, beautifully landscaped
gardens, entertainers, live music, balloon fun,
children’s crafts, a historic train exhibit, lawn
games, an antique car display, bus tours, and food
vendors; free; for information, call 309-743-2701,
Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL,
ButterworthCenter.com, 12pm Sun Jun 28.
Quad City Botanical Center Bus Trip: “Flea
Market, Flowers and a Fishery”, a trip to the
Elkhorn Antique Flea Market, Northwind Perennial
Farm, and the Trout House Restaurant; $105-115;
for information and to reserve, call 309-794-0991
x 203, Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave.,
Rock Island, IL, QCGardens.com, Sun Jun 28.
Happy Hour Wine Tasting, $15/person; for
information, call 563-729-1035, 129 Coffee & Wine
Bar, 129 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire, IA, Facebook.com/
pages/129/138916382868336, 5pm Tue Jun 30.

July
Mississippi Valley Growers Association
Farmers Market, Sat. & Wed. 8am-noon; purchase
great locally-grown products on Wednesdays and
Saturdays, NorthPark Mall, 320 W. Kimberly Rd.,
Davenport, IA, Wed Jul 1 thru Wed Jul 29.
Colonel Davenport House Guided Tour,
held Thursdays thru Sundays noon-4pm; for
information, call 309-737-4280, Colonel George
Davenport House, Arsenal Island, Rock Island, IL,
DavenportHouse.org, Thu Jul 2 thru Fri Jul 31.
First Friday in LeClaire, featuring fun food and
cocktail sampling at the Mississippi River Distilling
Co., wine tasting at Wide River Winery, live music,
restaurant specials, and many shops open late,
Downtown LeClaire, LeClaire, IA, VisitLeClaire.com,
5:30pm Fri Jul 3.
Creekside Vineyards Wine Terrace Tour &
Taste, includes vineyard tour, souvenir wine glass,
and wine tasting; $10; for information, call 309787-9463, Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505
120th Ave., Coal Valley, IL, CreeksideVineyards.
com, 2pm Sat Jul 4.
Free Tour of Locks & Dam #15, on Saturdays &
Sundays, at 10am & 2pm; participants must wear
shoes with enclosed toes and backs, tennis shoes
are preferred; for information and to reserve, call
309-794-5338, Mississippi River Visitor Center,
Arsenal Island, Davenport, IA, MissRiver.org, Sat
Jul 4 thru Sun Jul 26.
Red, White, & Boom!, annual firework event
over the river, with family activities before the
show, Downtown Davenport, Davenport, IA,
DowntownDavenport.com, 6pm Sat Jul 4.
Red, White, & Boom!, annual firework event
over the river, with family activities before the
show, The District of Rock Island, 100 19th St, Suite
109 (office), Rock Island, IL, RIDistrict.com, 6pm
Sat Jul 4.
Volunteer Service Day, work on various
projects around the marsh with friends and family,
Nahant Marsh Education Center, 4220 Wapello
Ave., Davenport, IA, NahantMarsh.org, 9am Sat

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Outdoor Festivals & Events
District of Rock Island
June through August

I

’ve just perused this year’s schedule of
District of Rock Island summertime
events, and I’m happy to say that it looks
like the lineup is chockablock with
Amy Nicole & Zydeco Soul @
events for kids of all ages. Explosions!
Gumbo Ya Ya - June 12 and 13
Mummies! Poison! That’s just a few of the
... . Wait! Wait! Come back, kids! It’s not as scary as all that! Those explosions, for
instance, are going to be safely in the sky during July 4’s Red, White, & Boom!,
the Independence Day celebration that not only features a glorious fireworks
display over the Mississippi River, but all manner of children’s activities in Rock
Island’s Schwiebert Riverfront Park. The mummies may be out to get you, but
they’re actually out to get you dancing in June 19’s District concert with the tightly
wound rockers of Here Come the Mummies, performing an outdoor gig with an
opening set by 10 of Soul. And the Poison I was referring to was the lead singer
of that popular glam-metal band, because Poison frontman Bret Michaels is the
showcased performer at this year’s Rock the District event on June 20, a night
in which musical guests 3 Years Hollow, Girl on Fire, and Eleven Fifty Two will
open for Michaels – whom you may also know from his chart-topping solo album
Custom Built and his victory in the third season of Celebrity Apprentice. But that’s
hardly all the fun lined up on Rock Island’s summertime docket. From June 10
through 13, the city’s Establishment venue will be hosting the ComedySportz
World Championships, which will feature not only our homegrown improv
talents, but teams of comedians from 23 additional locales, including Los
Angeles, New York City, Boston, and even Manchester, England. That Friday
and Saturday will also find the District of Rock Island alive with Cajun culture in
the annual Gumbo Ya Ya festival, a June 12 and 13 “Mardi Gras in the District”
event boasting street vendors, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and outdoor
concerts by the likes of Amy Nicole & Zydeco Soul, Dikki Du & the Zydeco
Crewe, Cha Wa, and other musical talents that don’t rhyme as well. Beyond Bret
Michaels, glam metal and hard rock will be represented quite nicely in this year’s
July 11 Daiquiri Factory Anniversary Party, an outdoor fiesta of music and fun
featuring a set by the well-coiffed talents of Hairbanger’s Ball. The August 14 and
15 weekend brings with it the District’s annual Caribbean celebration Ya Maka
My Weekend, your go-to destination if you like your music, food, and clothing
equally spicy. And on June 26 and 27, the District of Rock Island plays host to
the second-annual QC Crossfit, which will find co-ed teams of four vying for
thousands of dollars in cash prizes by besting one another in publicly viewable
lift, squat, push-up, and pull-up competitions. Having to do push-ups and pullups in front of people? Now that you can be scared of. For more information on
the District of Rock Island’s summertime events, visit RIDistrict.com. – Mike
Schulz

Jul 4.
Walcott Truckers Jamboree, annual event
featuring truck “beauty” contests, exhibits, cookouts, the Trucker Olympics, vendors, live music,
and more; for information, call 563-284-6961,
Iowa 80 Truck Stop, 755 W Iowa 80 Rd., Walcott, IA,
Iowa80TruckStop.com/trucker-jamboree, Thu Jul
9 thru Sat Jul 11.
Bettendorf Public Library’s Walk to
Remember, this family-friendly fun walk will
start at Faye’s Field at the Learning Campus, with
sign-in at 7:30am, and end at the Bettendorf
Community Center; this approximately two-mile
course will give plenty of opportunities to share
your memories of the library as we celebrate the
past 60 years and get ready for the next 60; for
information, call 563-344-4179, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 8am Sat Jul 11.
Eastern’s 5th Anniversary Party, celebrate
the fifth anniversary of the Eastern Avenue Branch
Library’s grand opening with refreshments,
library tours, special guests, and more; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,

Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat
Jul 11.
Rally in the Valley Cruise-in, inaugural event
featuring cars, bikes, and trucks, a vendor fair,
food, a DJ, activities and games, and more; the
first 100 entrants receive a free goodie bag; $5; for
information, e-mail rallyinthevalley@yahoo.com,
Coal Valley Municipal Park, Rock Island, IL, 3pm
Sat Jul 11.
Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman
House Guided Tours, Sundays through
Fridays weekly thru Aug. 30; learn about the
descendants of John Deere, the homes’ design
and construction, and the many unique features
of the homes; free; for information, call 309-7432701, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline,
IL, ButterworthCenter.com, Sun Jul 12 thru Fri
Jul 31.
Rock Island County Fair, annual fair featuring
grandstand events, carnival rides & games,
the Rock Island County Queen Pageant, 4-H
Displays, a talent show, food vendors, and more;
for information, call 309-796-1620, Rock Island
County Fairgrounds, Archer Drive & Avenue of the
Cities, East Moline, IL, RockIslandFair.org, Wed Jul

15 thru Sun Jul 19.
Insane Inflatable 5K, experience the most fun,
wild, and insane obstacle run in the world with
the world’s largest and most extreme inflatable
obstacles ever produced; first run starts at 9am,
last run starts at noon; $49 & up registration,
Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust
St, Davenport, IA, InsaneInflatable5K.com/quadcities-ia, 9am Sat Jul 18.
River Valley Classics Car Show, a fun-filled,
family event featuring classic cars, 50/60’s music,
and a 50/50 drawing benefiting local charities; all
events will take place in the East parking lot close
to Sears, NorthPark Mall, 320 W. Kimberly Rd.,
Davenport, IA, 5pm Sat Jul 18.
Night Sky Observing with the Popular
Astronomy Club, in the parking lot at dusk,
weather permitting; telescopes will be available or
bring your own; free; for information, call 309-7973120, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley,
IL, PACAstronomy.50megs.com, 8pm Sat Jul 18.
Creekside Vineyards Tour & Taste, includes
vineyard tour, souvenir wine glass, and wine
tasting; $10; for information, call 309-787-9463,
Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th
Ave., Coal Valley, IL, CreeksideVineyards.com, 2pm
Sun Jul 19.
QCBC Ragbrai XLIII, the Register’s Annual
Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa; an annual
seven-day ride across the state ending in
Davenport, Downtown Davenport, Davenport,
IA, DavenportRagbrai.com, Sun Jul 19 thru Sat
Jul 25.
Street Fest 2015, annual street party on 2nd
Street between Brady & Ripley, featuring live
music, arts & crafts vendors, children’s activities,
food and drinks, the 4th-annual Firefighter Water
Fights, and more; free, Downtown Davenport,
Davenport, IA, DowntownDavenport.com, Fri Jul
24 and Sat Jul 25.
Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring awardwinning performers from across the Midwest; $10;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext.
2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, Circa21.com, 8pm Fri Jul 24.
Quad-City Times Bix 7, one of the top 10
running events in the country, with thousands of
participants from all over the world competing
in a course covering seven miles, Downtown
Davenport, Davenport, IA, Bix7.com, Sat Jul 25.
Happy Hour Wine Tasting, $15/person; for
information, call 563-729-1035, 129 Coffee & Wine
Bar, 129 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire, IA, Facebook.com/
pages/129/138916382868336, 5pm Tue Jul 28.

August & September
Volunteer Service Day, work on various
projects around the marsh with friends and family,
Nahant Marsh Education Center, 4220 Wapello
Ave., Davenport, IA, NahantMarsh.org, 9am Sat
Aug 1.
Mississippi Valley Growers Association
Farmers Market, Sat. & Wed. 8am-noon; purchase
great locally-grown products on Wednesdays and
Saturdays, NorthPark Mall, 320 W. Kimberly Rd.,
Davenport, IA, Sat Aug 1 thru Wed Sep 2.
Free Tour of Locks & Dam #15, on Saturdays &
Sundays, at 10am & 2pm; participants must wear
shoes with enclosed toes and backs, tennis shoes
are preferred; for information and to reserve, call
309-794-5338, Mississippi River Visitor Center,
Arsenal Island, Davenport, IA, MissRiver.org, Sat
Aug 1 thru Sun Aug 30.
Colonel Davenport House Guided Tour,
held Thursdays thru Sundays noon-4pm; for
information, call 309-737-4280, Colonel George
Davenport House, Arsenal Island, Rock Island, IL,
DavenportHouse.org, Sat Aug 1 thru Sun Aug
30.
Butterworth Center and Deere-Wiman
House Guided Tours, Sundays through
Fridays weekly thru Aug. 30; learn about the
descendants of John Deere, the homes’ design
and construction, and the many unique features
of the homes; free; for information, call 309-743-

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2701, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline,
IL, ButterworthCenter.com, Sun Aug 2 thru Sun
Aug 30.
Quad City Audubon Society Birding
Field Trip, to Credit Island, Nahant Marsh, and
Sunderbruch Park; free; for information, contact
Dick Sayles at 563-676-9616, Nahant Marsh, 4220
Wapello Ave., Davenport, IA, 7am Sun Aug 2.
2015 Mississippi Valley Fair, annual outdoor
fair featuring concerts, games, rides, children’s
activities, vendors, and more; $4-10 gate
admission, $45-50 Fun Card includes Grandstand
concerts; for information, call 563-326-5338,
Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, 2815 W. Locust St,
Davenport, IA, MVFair.com, Tue Aug 4 thru Sun
Aug 9.
First Friday in LeClaire, featuring fun food and
cocktail sampling at the Mississippi River Distilling
Co., wine tasting at Wide River Winery, live music,
restaurant specials, and many shops open late,
Downtown LeClaire, LeClaire, IA, VisitLeClaire.com,
5:30pm Fri Aug 7.
Viva La Divas Drag Show, featuring awardwinning performers from across the Midwest; $10;
for tickets and information, call 309-786-7733 ext.
2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818 3rd Ave., Rock
Island, IL, Circa21.com, 8pm Fri Aug 7.
Xstream Cleanup, the Quad-Cities’ annual,
volunteer-based cleanup of area waterways;
volunteers will receive BPA-free water bottles; for
information, e-mail info@xstreamcleanup.org or
call 563-468-4218., XStreamCleanup.org, 8:30am
Sat Aug 8.
2015 Tug Fest: LeClaire, annual weekend
celebration on the levees of Port Byron and
LeClaire, featuring a tug-of-war over the
Mississippi River, carnival events, children’s
activities, and more, LeClaire Levee, Downtown
LeClaire, LeClaire, IA, TugFest.com, Thu Aug 13
thru Sat Aug 15.
2015 Tug Fest: Port Byron, annual weekend
celebration on the levees of Port Byron and
LeClaire, featuring a tug-of-war over the
Mississippi River, carnival events, children’s
activities, and more, Port Byron Levee, Downtown
Port Byron, Port Byron, IL, TugFest.org, Thu Aug
13 thru Sat Aug 15.
2015 Floatzilla, annual celebration of paddle
sports and an attempt to break the world’s record
for largest connected raft of canoes and kayaks;
for information, call 563-322-2969, Sunset Park,
18th Ave & Sunset Rd, Rock Island, IL, Floatzilla.
org, Sat Aug 15.
River Valley Classics Car Show, a fun-filled,
family event featuring classic cars, 50/60’s music,
and a 50/50 drawing benefiting local charities; all
events will take place in the East parking lot close
to Sears, NorthPark Mall, 320 W. Kimberly Rd.,
Davenport, IA, 5pm Sat Aug 15.
Wine Walk, sponsored by Gilda’s Club of the
Quad Cities; $10/person; for information, call 563326-7504, Village of East Davenport, Davenport,
IA, VillageOfEastDavenport.com, 3pm Sat Aug 15.
Night Sky Observing with the Popular

Astronomy Club, in the parking lot at dusk,
weather permitting; telescopes will be available or
bring your own; free; for information, call 309-7973120, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley,
IL, PACAstronomy.50megs.com, 8pm Sat Aug 15.
Creekside Vineyards Tour & Taste, includes
vineyard tour, souvenir wine glass, and wine
tasting; $10; for information, call 309-787-9463,
Creekside Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th
Ave., Coal Valley, IL, CreeksideVineyards.com, 2pm
Sun Aug 16.
Bags & Brews, sponsored by Gilda’s Club of the
Quad Cities; $30/person or $20 if not participating;
for information, call 563-326-7504, Lindsay Park,
River Drive and Mound Street, Davenport, IA,
Facebook.com/events/463333927167010, 3pm
Sat Aug 22.
Happy Hour Wine Tasting, $15/person; for
information, call 563-729-1035, 129 Coffee & Wine
Bar, 129 N. Cody Rd., LeClaire, IA, Facebook.com/
pages/129/138916382868336, 5pm Tue Aug 25.
Mac Deville’s Boylesque Revue, male
burlesque revue; for tickets and information, call
309-786-7733 ext. 2, The Circa ‘21 Speakeasy, 1818
3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, 8pm Fri Aug
28 thru Sat Aug 29.
QC Ride for the Cure, sponsored by Gilda’s
Club of the Quad Cities; held at Jumer’s & other
various stops; $20/person; for information, call
563-326-7504, Gilda’s Club Quad Cities, 1234 E
River Dr., Davenport, IA, QCRideForTheCure.org,
9am Sun Aug 30.

Outlying Areas

June

Wizard World Comic Con Des Moines, a
three-day celebration of movies, comics, cosplay,
toys, video gaming, television, gaming, original
art, collectibles, contests, and more, with special
guests including William Shatner, Robert Englund,
WWE superstar Seth Rollins, and Billy Dee
Williams; $35-275; for tickets, call 800-745-3000,
Iowa Events Center, 233 Center St., Des Moines,
IA, IowaEventsCenter.com, Fri Jun 12 thru Sun
Jun 14.
Downtown Des Moines Farmers’ Market,
7am-noon on Saturdays; presented by UnityPoint
Health, with the 40th-annual market spanning
nine city blocks; with UnityPoint Health staff
and volunteers on-site with fun and educational
programs, health screenings, safety checks, and
seasonally-appropriate recipe suggestions from
dieticians; for information, call 515-286-4907,
Historic Court District, Downtown, Des Moines, IA,
DesMoinesFarmersMarket.com, Sat Jun 13 thru
Sat Jun 27.
Come to the Quiet: Standing Still, in this
midsummer season, stand still in the blessings of
light and ponder how daylight connects us to the
Holy; $20; for information and to register, call 563336-8414 or e-mail olpretreat@gmail.com, Our
Lady of the Prairie Retreat, 2664 145th Ave, Near
Wheatland, IA, CHMIowa.org, 9:30am Tue Jun 16.

Summer Solstice Taize’ Vigil Service, taize’
is an ecumenical movement, drawing Christians
of all denominations together in compassionate
prayer; all people of faith are invited; free; for
information and to register, call 563-336-8414 or
e-mail olpretreat@gmail.com, Our Lady of the
Prairie Retreat, 2664 145th Ave, Near Wheatland,
IA, CHMIowa.org, 6:30pm Wed Jun 17.
Big Sand Mound Field Day, held at the Big
Sand Mound Nature Preserve, with an optional
early bird hike starting at 5:30am; sessions will
be held on nature photography, turtles, insects,
ancient technologies, butterflies, invasive species,
and more; participants are encouraged to pack
a lunch and bring a refillable bottle of water;
long pants, sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots,
sunscreen, a hat to block the sun and bug spray
are also encouraged; $7.50; for information, Louisa
County Conservation Office, 12635 County Rd
G56, Wapello, IA, LouisaCountyConservation.org,
8am Sat Jun 20.
Honoring the Fathers in Our Lives, celebrate
our fathers, mentors, and guides by sharing with
them the importance of their presence in our
lives; meander the trails, enjoy a cookout, and
listen to words of wisdom; $25; for information
and to register, call 563-336-8414 or e-mail
olpretreat@gmail.com, Our Lady of the Prairie
Retreat, 2664 145th Ave, Near Wheatland, IA,
CHMIowa.org, 10am Sat Jun 20.
Moonlight Hike, for information, call 563-8733491 ext. 202, Effigy Mounds National Monument,
151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry, IA, NPS.gov/efmo, 8pm
Sat Jun 27.
Open House for the Quad Cities
Astronomical Society, featuring two telescopes
on-site: a 16” reflector in the small domed
observatory and a 20” reflecting scope in the
larger, roll-off-roof facility; woth a tour of the
facilities, occasional slide shows, and more, JensWendt Observatory - Sherman Park, 2776 160th
Ave, Calamus, IA, QCAS.org, 6pm Sat Jun 27.

July
Downtown Des Moines Farmers’ Market,
7am-noon on Saturdays; presented by UnityPoint
Health, with the 40th-annual market spanning
nine city blocks; with UnityPoint Health staff
and volunteers on-site with fun and educational
programs, health screenings, safety checks, and
seasonally-appropriate recipe suggestions from
dieticians; for information, call 515-286-4907,
Historic Court District, Downtown, Des Moines,
IA, DesMoinesFarmersMarket.com, Sat Jul 4 thru
Sat Jul 25.
Menke Observatory Star Party, a night of
stargazing beginning at sunset; visitors may use
the observatory’s telescopes or bring their own;
free; for information, contact Robert Mitchell at
MitchellRobertC@sau.edu or 563-333-6141, Wapsi
River Environmental Center, 31555 52nd Ave.,
Dixon, IL, SAU.edu, 7:30pm Sat Jul 11.

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Sierra Club Bike Ride, for information, e-mail
gmn14@aol.com, Hennepin Canal Parkway, Illinois
84, Colona, IL, SierraClub.org/illinois/eagle-view,
1pm Sat Jul 18.
Open House for the Quad Cities
Astronomical Society, featuring two telescopes
on-site: a 16” reflector in the small domed
observatory and a 20” reflecting scope in the
larger, roll-off-roof facility; woth a tour of the
facilities, occasional slide shows, and more, JensWendt Observatory - Sherman Park, 2776 160th
Ave, Calamus, IA, QCAS.org, 6pm Sat Jul 25.

August
Downtown Des Moines Farmers’ Market,
7am-noon on Saturdays; presented by UnityPoint
Health, with the 40th-annual market spanning
nine city blocks; with UnityPoint Health staff
and volunteers on-site with fun and educational
programs, health screenings, safety checks, and
seasonally-appropriate recipe suggestions from
dieticians; for information, call 515-286-4907,
Historic Court District, Downtown, Des Moines, IA,
DesMoinesFarmersMarket.com, Sat Aug 1 thru
Sat Aug 29.
2015 Iowa State Fair, Aug. 13-23; annual
fair featuring concerts, games, vendors, rides,
children’s activities, contests, and more; for
information, call 800-545-FAIR, Iowa State
Fairgrounds, East 30th Street & East University
Ave., Des Moines, IA, IowaStateFair.org, Thu Aug
13 thru Sun Aug 23.
Moonlight Hike, for information, call 563-8733491 ext. 202, Effigy Mounds National Monument,
151 Hwy 76, Harpers Ferry, IA, NPS.gov/efmo, 8pm
Sat Aug 15.
Grand Outlaw National Tractor and Truck
Pull, a Grandstand event in the 2015 Iowa State
Fair; for information, call 800-545-FAIR, Iowa State
Fairgrounds, East 30th Street & East University
Ave., Des Moines, IA, MVFair.com, 2pm Wed Aug
19.
Menke Observatory Star Party, a night of
stargazing beginning at sunset; visitors may use
the observatory’s telescopes or bring their own;
free; for information, contact Robert Mitchell at
MitchellRobertC@sau.edu or 563-333-6141, Wapsi
River Environmental Center, 31555 52nd Ave.,
Dixon, IL, SAU.edu, 7:30pm Sat Aug 22.
National Park Service Birthday, for
information, call 563-873-3491 ext. 202, Effigy
Mounds National Monument, 151 Hwy 76,
Harpers Ferry, IA, NPS.gov/efmo, 1pm Tue Aug 25.
Open House for the Quad Cities
Astronomical Society, featuring two telescopes
on-site: a 16” reflector in the small domed
observatory and a 20” reflecting scope in the
larger, roll-off-roof facility; woth a tour of the
facilities, occasional slide shows, and more, JensWendt Observatory - Sherman Park, 2776 160th
Ave, Calamus, IA, QCAS.org, 6pm Sat Aug 29.

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LECTURES
June

The Founding of Davenport, a Channel
Cat Talk hosted by River Action; with storyteller
Robbie Swanson; $13.50; for information and
to register, call 563-322-2969, Celebration Belle
Landing, 2501 River Dr, Davenport, IA, RiverAction.
org, 9am Thu Jun 11.
The Humor of Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Bill
Hampes will delve into the phycology of humor,
how President Lincoln effectively employed it to
manage the complexities of his public and private
life, and what this reveals about of his personality;
held at the Dairy Building; free; for information,
call 309-927-3899, Bishop Hill, Bishop Hill, IL,
BishopHill.com, 1:30pm Sat Jun 13.
A Walk on the Wild Site, an on-site Riverine
Walk; with Naturalist Chuck Wester; dress for the
weather and for walking; $6, free for River Action
members; for information and to register, call 563322-2969, River Action, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport,
IA, RiverAction.org, 9am Sat Jun 13.
Catherine Maria Sedgwik Rides the Train
to Rock Island, local historian Gayle Rein
portrays Sedgwick, who accompanied the
“Grand Excursion” on a train to Rock Island and a
steamboat trip to St. Paul; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Jun 16.
How do Locks and Dams Work?, a Channel
Cat Talk hosted by River Action; with Civil and
Environmental Engineer Anthony Heddlesten;
Tue. & Thu. 9am; $13.50; for information and to
register, call 563-322-2969, Celebration Belle
Landing, 2501 River Dr, Davenport, IA, RiverAction.
org, Tue Jun 16 and Thu Jun 18.
Reptiles and Amphibians, an on-site
Riverine Walk; with Environmental Specialist
Mik Holgersson; dress for the weather and for
walking; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6, free for River
Action members; for information and to register,
call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E. River Dr.,
Davenport, IA, RiverAction.org, 6:30pm Wed Jun
17 and Sat Jun 20.
The Most American American Who Ever
Lived, award-winning actor Derek Evans brings
to life Teddy Roosevelt, the 26th President of the
United States and one of the most exciting and
charismatic personalities in all of history; free;
for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 3pm Sat Jun 20.
Superheroes Past and Present, Terry Lynch
will present in character as Zeus and answer the
question, How do the mythological characters of
long ago relate to the comic book superheroes of
today?; free; for information, call 563-285-4794,
Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th Ave., Eldridge, IA,
ScottCountyLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon Jun 22.
Photography: Down a River of Time, a
Channel Cat Talk hosted by River Action; with
Environmental Photographer Brian Tugana; Tue. &
Thu. 9am; $13.50; for information and to register,
call 563-322-2969, Celebration Belle Landing,
2501 River Dr, Davenport, IA, RiverAction.org, Tue
Jun 23 and Thu Jun 25.
Mississippi River Barge Fleeting, an on-site
Riverine Walk; with Walt Bassow of Mississippi
Barge Fleeting; dress for the weather and for
walking; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6, free for River
Action members; for information and to register,
call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E. River Dr.,
Davenport, IA, RiverAction.org, Wed Jun 24 and
Sat Jun 27.
History of Rowing on Sylvan Slough, 18502015, a Channel Cat Talk hosted by River Action;
with Dale Howard of Two Rivers YMCA; Tue. & Thu.
9am; $13.50; for information and to register, call
563-322-2969, Celebration Belle Landing, 2501
River Dr, Davenport, IA, RiverAction.org, Tue Jun
30 and Thu Jul 2.

Floatzilla @ Sunset Park - August 15

July
All About Cycling, an on-site Riverine Walk;
with Jo Grecko of Cycletheraphy Bicycles; dress
for the weather and for walking; $6, free for River
Action members; for information and to register,
call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E. River Dr.,
Davenport, IA, RiverAction.org, 6:30pm Wed Jul 1.
Breakfast with Birds, monthly event in which
participants explore the characteristics and
adaptations of a group of birds; a continental
breakfast with coffee, juice, and tea is included;
$5-7; for information, call 563-323-5196, Nahant
Marsh, 4220 Wapello Ave., Davenport, IA,
NahantMarsh.org, 8am Fri Jul 3.
The Great River Road, a Channel Cat Talk
hosted by River Action; with Mississippi Parkway
Commission Member Scott Tunnicliff; Tue. & Thu.
9am; $13.50; for information and to register, call
563-322-2969, Celebration Belle Landing, 2501
River Dr, Davenport, IA, RiverAction.org, Tue Jul 7
and Thu Jul 9.
“Abduction from the Seraglio” Orientation
Program, held in conjunction with the July
19 bus trip to Blank Performing Arts Center on
the campus of Simpson College in Indianola,
Iowa, for a 2pm performance of Mozart’s opera;
presented by Don Wooten, who will discuss the
music, the story, and the history in order to enable
people to get the most from the opera; free; for
information and to reserve, call 563-344-4179,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 7pm
Tue Jul 7.
Decoding the Past: Seeking Saukenuk and
Black Hawk’s Home Sites, an on-site Riverine
Walk; with Ferrel Anderson of QC Archeological
Society; dress for the weather and for walking;
Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6, free for River Action
members; for information and to register, call 563322-2969, River Action, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport,
IA, RiverAction.org, Wed Jul 8 and Sat Jul 11.
Rafting Logs to QC Mills, a Channel Cat Talk
hosted by River Action; with Historian Gayle Rein;
Tue. & Thu. 9am; $13.50; for information and to
register, call 563-322-2969, Celebration Belle
Landing, 2501 River Dr, Davenport, IA, RiverAction.
org, Tue Jul 14 and Thu Jul 16.
Plant Biodiversity at Collinson Preserve, an
on-site Riverine Walk; with Dr. Bohan Dziadyk of
Augustana College; dress for the weather and for
walking; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6, free for River
Action members; for information and to register,
call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E. River Dr.,
Davenport, IA, RiverAction.org, Wed Jul 15 and
Sat Jul 18.
The Lost and the Almost Lost of the
Mississippi River, a Channel Cat Talk hosted by
River Action; with Naturalist Bob Bryant; Tue. &
Thu. 9am; $13.50; for information and to register,

call 563-322-2969, Celebration Belle Landing,
2501 River Dr, Davenport, IA, RiverAction.org, Tue
Jul 21 and Thu Jul 23.
First Bridge, an on-site Riverine Walk; with
River Action Executive Director Kathy Wine and
Dr. Curt Roseman, retired Augustana College
professor; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6, free for River
Action members; for information and to register,
call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E. River Dr.,
Davenport, IA, RiverAction.org, Wed Jul 22 and
Sat Jul 25.
Monthly Food Connection AgriTour: Healthy
Harvest Urban Farms, tour their operations for
an inside look and learn more about our local food
system and its importance; free; for information,
call 309-756-9978, Healthy Harvest Urban Farms &
Organic Garden Center LLC, 3900 Archer Dr., East
Moline, IL, Web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 5pm
Thu Jul 23.
Quad City Symphony Orchestra, meet
conductor Mark Russell Smith from the Quad Citiy
Symphony Orchestra; feel free to bring lunch; free;
for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 12pm Fri Jul 24.
River Livelihoods: Fishing the Mississippi
River, a Channel Cat Talk hosted by River Action;
with a TBN presenter; Tue. & Thu. 9am; $13.50;
for information and to register, call 563-3222969, Celebration Belle Landing, 2501 River Dr,
Davenport, IA, RiverAction.org, Tue Jul 28 and
Thu Jul 30.
Riverside Cemetery Architecture and
Design, an on-site Riverine Walk; with Historian
Kathleen Seusy; $6, free for River Action members;
for information and to register, call 563-322-2969,
River Action, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA,
RiverAction.org, 6:30pm Wed Jul 29.

August
Riverside Cemetery Architecture and
Design, an on-site Riverine Walk; with Historian
Kathleen Seusy; $6, free for River Action members;
for information and to register, call 563-322-2969,
River Action, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA,
RiverAction.org, 9am Sat Aug 1.
Historic Bridges of the Quad Cities, a Channel
Cat Talk hosted by River Action; with Dr. Curt
Roseman, retired Augustana College professor;
Tue. & Thu. 9am; $13.50; for information and to
register, call 563-322-2969, Celebration Belle
Landing, 2501 River Dr, Davenport, IA, RiverAction.
org, Tue Aug 4 and Thu Aug 6.
Quad Cities Fish Hatchery and Mississippi
River Monitoring Programs, an on-site Riverine
Walk; with Jeremiah Hass of Exelon Nuclear
Generating Station; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6,
free for River Action members; for information and

to register, call 563-322-2969, River Action, 822 E.
River Dr., Davenport, IA, RiverAction.org, Wed Aug
5 and Sat Aug 8.
Breakfast with Birds, monthly event in which
participants explore the characteristics and
adaptations of a group of birds; a continental
breakfast with coffee, juice, and tea is included;
$5-7; for information, call 563-323-5196, Nahant
Marsh, 4220 Wapello Ave., Davenport, IA,
NahantMarsh.org, 8am Fri Aug 7.
Meditation for Everyday Living, retired
Army Lieutenant Colonel William Smith teaches
effective strategies and a simple but profound
meditation technique that will help remove stress
and worry; the audience will have a chance to
practice this simple technique that can reduce
stress, enhance relaxation and promote inner
growth; free; for information, call 563-285-4794,
Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th Ave., Eldridge, IA,
ScottCountyLibrary.org, 6:30pm Tue Aug 11.
River Landscape Mosaic, a Channel Cat Talk
hosted by River Action; with Augustana College
professors Dr. Reuben Heine and Dr. Norm Moline;
Tue. & Thu. 9am; $13.50; for information and to
register, call 563-322-2969, Celebration Belle
Landing, 2501 River Dr, Davenport, IA, RiverAction.
org, Tue Aug 11 and Thu Aug 13.
Exploring Civil War History, Confederate
Cemetery and Prison, and Construction of the
Old Stone Shops, an on-site Riverine Walk; with
Historian George Eaton; Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am;
$6, free for River Action members; for information
and to register, call 563-322-2969, River Action,
822 E. River Dr., Davenport, IA, RiverAction.org,
Wed Aug 12 and Sat Aug 15.
What Does the Coast Guard Do?, a Channel
Cat Talk hosted by River Action; with Jared
Landheer of U.S. Coast Guard; Tue. & Thu. 9am;
$13.50; for information and to register, call 563322-2969, Celebration Belle Landing, 2501 River
Dr, Davenport, IA, RiverAction.org, Tue Aug 18
and Thu Aug 20.
Gold Coast Historic Walking Tour, an on-site
Riverine Walk; with Historian Marion Meginnis;
Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6, free for River Action
members; for information and to register, call 563322-2969, River Action, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport,
IA, RiverAction.org, Wed Aug 19 and Sat Aug 22.
Music of the Mississippi River, a Channel
Cat Talk hosted by River Action; with Ellis Kell of
River Music Experience; Tue. & Thu. 9am; $13.50;
for information and to register, call 563-3222969, Celebration Belle Landing, 2501 River Dr,
Davenport, IA, RiverAction.org, Tue Aug 25 and
Thu Aug 27.
Mattie Poole: Moline Businesswoman,
presentation on the hand-painted china magnate,
by Gretchen Frick Small; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Wed Aug 26.
Deep Maps – Historic Geography of the
Upper Mississippi River, an on-site Riverine Walk;
with Dr. Rueben Heine of Augustana College;
Wed. 6:30pm, Sat. 9am; $6, free for River Action
members; for information and to register, call 563322-2969, River Action, 822 E. River Dr., Davenport,
IA, RiverAction.org, Wed Aug 26 and Sat Aug 29.
Monthly Food Connection AgriTour: Happy
Hollow U-Pick Farm, tour their operations for an
inside look and learn more about our local food
system and its importance; free; for information,
call 309-756-9978, Happy Hollow U-Pick, 17325
20th Ave N., East Moline, IL, Web.extension.illinois.
edu/hmrs, 5pm Thu Aug 27.

COURSES

Scott & Rock Island Counties
June

Informational Workshop for Quad Cities
Area Social Service Agencies, in McCarthy Hall
Room 110; learn how your organization or nonprofit can utilize the talents of highly motivated

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and capable psychology majors; free and open
to social service agencies; for information and
to RSVP, contact Judy Correa Kaiser at 563-3336430 or correakaiserjudym@sau.edu, St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu, 1pm Thu Jun 11.
Getting to Know Your Kindle Fire, bring your
Kindle Fire tablet, and learn about how to use it.
We’ll cover basic functions, how to go through
settings and organize apps, and other general
information; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
2pm Thu Jun 11.
Islam, Part I, a class in the year-long “Exploring
World Religions” series; free; for information,
e-mail office@uucqc.org or call 563-359-0816,
Unitarian Universalist Church of the Quad Cities,
3707 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, UUCQC.org,
6:30pm Mon Jun 15.
Getting to Know Your Android Device,
bring your Android tablet or smartphone,
and learn how to use its basic functions, go
through settings, organize apps, and other
general information you’re looking for; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Mon Jun 15.
Library How-to: Downloading eBooks,
learn to use the library’s eBook and eAudiobook
services to get books on your portable devices;
bring your device; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Jun 16.
Professional Development: Managing
Project Communication, June 16 & 17;
develop a communication management plan
for distributing appropriate information to
each stakeholder group through proper forms
of media while actively managing stakeholder
expectations; learn to influence outcomes,
negotiate results, manage conflicts and recognize
negotiation styles, including your own; $695; for
information and to register, calll 563-333-5720 or
e-mail pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education
Center, 331 W. 3rd St., Suite # 140, Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu/pd, 8:30am Tue Jun 16.
Design from Yard to Trough, for information,
call 563-359-7577, Scott County Extension, 875
Tanglefoot Lane, Suite B, Bettendorf, IA, DBS.
extension.iastate.edu/calendar, 7pm Wed Jun 17.
Weather Observer Class, develop your skills as
a weather forecaster from experts Duane Friend,
U of I Extension Environmental Stewardship &
Energy Educator, and Steve Hillberg, Meterologist/
Climatologist and past director of the Midwest
Regional Climate Center; $25, University of Illinois
Extension - Milan, 321 W. 2nd Ave., Milan, IL, Web.
extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 6pm Tue Jun 23.
“An Artifact Speaks” Teacher Training for
Social Studies, the program examines a variety
of ancient cultures through artifacts, games,
folktales, and hands-on activities; the workshop
will give participants the opportunity to engage
in a selection of program activities; Illinois K-12
educators are eligible to receive 3 ISBE-approved
Professional Development Hours (PDH) for
participation in this workshop; Kim Sheahan,
Spurlock Museum Assistant Director of Education
will lead the course; free; for information and
to register, call 309-756-9978, Black Hawk State
Historical Site’s Watch Tower Lodge, 1510 46th
Ave., Rock Island, IL, Web.extension.illinois.edu/
hmrs, 9am Wed Jun 24.
Illinois Rules of the Road Review Class,
Nancy Johnson, associated with AARP and the
Illinois Secretary of State Office, will present this
free class; for information and to register, call
309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.,
Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 9:30am Tue Jun 30.

July
Professional Development: Leadership
Through People Skills, thru July 10; learn how
to be persuasive, gain commitment, and get

results from the people you work with; LTPS is
an intensive, five-day learning experience that
transforms managers into leaders by teaching the
practical skills necessary to meet today’s business
challenges and turn vision into reality; $1,295; for
information and to register, call 563-333-5720 or
e-mail pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education
Center, 331 W. 3rd St., Suite # 140, Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu/pd, 8am Mon Jul 6.
Principles of Leadership Excellence
Certificate Series, thru Dec. 3; give your leaders
the skills to foster innovation with increased
employee engagement, and reduce silos of
knowledge that result in turf protection; $3,0804,050; for information and to register, call 309277-4183 or e-mail heatherroberts@mranet.org,
MRA - Iowa/Western Illinois Division, 3800 Avenue
of the Cities, Suite 100, Moline, IL, MRANet.org/
Training-Events, 8am Thu Jul 9.
Advanced Communication Series: The Art
and Science of Excellence, on July 10, 17, & Aug.
7; participants will learn how humans take in and
process language and information and the ways
language and information drive our thinking and
behavior; this series will explore current cuttingedge science of the mind and its impact on
language, behavior, understanding, and actions;
$885-1,170; for information and to register,
call 309-277-4183 or e-mail heatherroberts@
mranet.org, MRA - Iowa/Western Illinois Division,
3800 Avenue of the Cities, Suite 100, Moline, IL,
MRANet.org/Training-Events, 8am Fri Jul 10.
Professional Development: Managing
Project Teams, July 16 & 17; learn more about
the complex skills required to manage project
teams at the highest performance levels; acquire
meeting management tools and techniques;
motivational and interpersonal skills; tools for
identifying individual thinking preferences;
methods for recognizing and responding to
nonverbal messages; and information to address
individual differences such as age, gender or
culture; $695; for information and to register,
call 563-333-5720 or e-mail pd@sau.edu, SAU
Downtown Education Center, 331 W. 3rd St., Suite
# 140, Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/pd, 8:30am Thu
Jul 16.
Download This! Magazines, Movies & Music
from the Library, learn how to use the library’s
downloading services, Flipster and Freegal, to
download some of your favorite magazines and
music, and stream some of your favorite movies to
your personal computer or portable device; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon Jul
20.
ISO 9001: 2008 Internal Auditing, July 20 &
21; this two-day class will have a strong emphasis
on best practice techniques used to audit the
American National Standard ISO 9001-2008
version; this class incorporates planning audits,
performing audits, and analysis/reporting of audit
observations; $550-750; for information, call 309277-4183 or e-mail heatherroberts@mranet.org,
MRA - Iowa/Western Illinois Division, 3800 Avenue
of the Cities, Suite 100, Moline, IL, MRANet.org/
Training-Events, 8am Mon Jul 20.
Islam, Part II, a class in the year-long “Exploring
World Religions” series; free; for information,
e-mail office@uucqc.org or call 563-359-0816,
Unitarian Universalist Church of the Quad Cities,
3707 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA, UUCQC.org,
6:30pm Mon Jul 20.
Professional Development: Leadership
Through People Skills, thru July 24; learn how
to be persuasive, gain commitment, and get
results from the people you work with; LTPS is
an intensive, five-day learning experience that
transforms managers into leaders by teaching the
practical skills necessary to meet today’s business
challenges and turn vision into reality; $1,295; for
information and to register, call 563-333-5720 or
e-mail pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education
Center, 331 W. 3rd St., Suite # 140, Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu/pd, 8am Mon Jul 20.

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COURSES

Scott & Rock Island Counties
July

Getting to Know Your Android Device,
bring your Android tablet or smartphone,
and learn how to use its basic functions, go
through settings, organize apps, and other
general information you’re looking for; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Mon Jul 27.
Getting to Know Your iPad or iPhone, bring
your Apple iPad or iPhone and learn more about
how to use it, with lessons on basic functions,
settings, organizing apps, and more; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Tue Jul 28.
Professional Development: PMP and
CAPM Exam Preparation, thru July 30; become
thoroughly prepared to take the Project
Management Institute’s Project Management
Professional (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project
Management (CAPM) certification exams; course
includes a comprehensive review of the PMBOK
Guide, the application process, practice exams
and test-taking tips, as well as a copy of the bestselling study guide “The PMP Exam: How to Pass
on Your First Try”; $995; for information and to
register, call 563-333-5720 or e-mail pd@sau.edu,
SAU Downtown Education Center, 331 W. 3rd St.,
Suite # 140, Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/pd, 8:30am
Tue Jul 28.
Getting to Know Your Kindle Fire, bring your
Kindle Fire tablet, and learn about how to use it.
We’ll cover basic functions, how to go through
settings and organize apps, and other general
information; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
6:30pm Wed Jul 29.

August
HR Professional as Business Partner, a course
in the Human Resource Professional Certificate
Series; this certificate series is designed specifically
for those with at least 3 years of professional
level HR experience and for experienced HR
professionals looking to improve their overall
technical and management knowledge; $250-340;
for information and to register, contact Kathy Riley
at 309-277-4186 or Kathy.riley@mranet.org, MRA Iowa/Western Illinois Division, 3800 Avenue of the
Cities, Suite 100, Moline, IL, MRANet.org/TrainingEvents, 8am Mon Aug 3.
Iowa Private College Week at St. Ambrose
University, thru Aug. 7; tours at 9am & 1:30pm;
prospective students and families can eExplore
campus, visit with professors, meet coaches, get
important financial aid and academic program
info, and hear what current students have to say;
free; for information, call 563-333-6300 or 800383-2627, or e-mail admit@sau.edu, St. Ambrose
University, 518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, SAU.
edu, 9am Mon Aug 3.
Professional Development: Leadership
Through People Skills, thru Aug. 7; learn how
to be persuasive, gain commitment, and get
results from the people you work with; LTPS is
an intensive, five-day learning experience that
transforms managers into leaders by teaching the
practical skills necessary to meet today’s business
challenges and turn vision into reality; $1,295; for
information and to register, call 563-333-5720 or
e-mail pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education
Center, 331 W. 3rd St., Suite # 140, Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu/pd, 8am Mon Aug 3.
Black Hawk College Professional and
Continuing Education (PaCE) Open House,
learn more about the numerous programs
offered by PaCE, and talk with PaCE instructors
to determine if a class or program is right for you;

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Theatre
Musicals
June through August

A

lmost inarguably, the most famous lyric
in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats is the
one that begins, “Memory, all alone in the
moonlight.” Well, this summer, those kitties
won’t be completely alone, because the Tonyreaping, record-shattering musical sensation
Cats is going to be enjoying no fewer than
two area stagings: one at the Clinton Area
Showboat Theatre (June 11 through 21), and
one, under the direction of Gregg Neuleib,
Jesus Christ Superstar @
at Quad City Music Guild’s Prospect Park
Countryside Community
Auditorium in Moline (July 10 through 19).
Theatre - opens June 19
That latter presentation actually comes in the
middle of a rather spectacle-heavy summer for Music Guild, which opens with
director Michael Turczynski’s performers puttin’ on the Ritz in the Mel Brooks
movie adaptation Young Frankenstein (June 12 through 21), and closes with the
magical Disney fun of director Harold Truitt’s Mary Poppins (August 7 through
16). And while the Clinton Showboat has grown-up-geared entertainment on
tap in the pop revue My Way: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra (June 25 through July
5) and the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical drama Next to Normal (August 6
through 16), kids are sure to have a ball with the Showboat’s four other songfilled offerings: the Tony-nominated storybook delight Seussical (July 9 through
19), and the intern company’s presentations of Camp Disney (June 27), Camp
Broadway (July 25), and Junie B. Jones: The Musical (July 15 through August
1). In addition to its currently running production of The Sound of Music, Rock
Island’s Circa ’21 Dinner Playhouse has a family musical scheduled with the
return of the venue’s much-loved children’s-book treat How I Became a Pirate
(June 20 through July 11), while Mt. Carroll’s Timber Lake Playhouse will have
kids floating on air, in a few cases literally, in its musical J.M. Barrie adaptation
Peter Pan (July 2 through 12). A beloved TV sitcom will be given stage treatment
in the District Theatre’s Tony-nominated musical The Addams Family (July 31
through August 16), with portions of a good book – or rather, the Good Book
– theatrically re-imagined for Countryside Community Theatre in director
Jeff Ashcraft’s season-opening production of Jesus Christ Superstar (June 19
through 28). This summer boasts another sure-to-be-inspired collaboration
between Genesius Guild and Opera @ Augustana in the comedic operetta of
Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi (June 13 through 21). And there’s definitely a big “big”
theme happening at Timber Take, because in addition to June’s dramedy The Big
Meal, the indoor theatre in the woods will offer stagings of the Tony-winning
Huckleberry Finn musical Big River (August 13 through 23) and the new stagemusical version of Tim Burton’s film fantasy Big Fish (July 30 through August
9) – a show that, incidentally, will also be staged in Eldridge’s North Scott High
School Auditorium when director Christina Myatt presents Countryside’s own
take on Big Fish July 10 through 19. That’s right: two Big Fish. That’s gonna make
the two Cats ver-r-r-ry happy. For more on the area’s lineup of summertime
musicals, visit the Theatre calendar beginning on page 15.– Mike Schulz

free; for information, call 309-796-8223, Black
Hawk College Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of
the Cities, East Moline, IL, BHC.edu/pace, 4:30pm
Thu Aug 6.
HR Metrics: ROI for HR Initiatives, a course
in the Human Resource Professional Certificate
Series; this certificate series is designed specifically
for those with at least 3 years of professional
level HR experience and for experienced HR
professionals looking to improve their overall
technical and management knowledge; $200-265;
for information and to register, contact Kathy Riley
at 309-277-4186 or Kathy.riley@mranet.org, MRA Iowa/Western Illinois Division, 3800 Avenue of the
Cities, Suite 100, Moline, IL, MRANet.org/TrainingEvents, 8am Mon Aug 10.
Internal Investigations: A How-To Guide,
a course in the Human Resource Professional

Certificate Series; this certificate series is
designed specifically for those with at least 3
years of professional level HR experience and
for experienced HR professionals looking to
improve their overall technical and management
knowledge; $160-205; for information and to
register, contact Kathy Riley at 309-277-4186 or
Kathy.riley@mranet.org, MRA - Iowa/Western
Illinois Division, 3800 Avenue of the Cities, Suite
100, Moline, IL, MRANet.org/Training-Events,
12:30pm Mon Aug 10.
Professional Development: Leadership
Through People Skills, thru Aug. 14; learn how
to be persuasive, gain commitment, and get
results from the people you work with; LTPS is
an intensive, five-day learning experience that
transforms managers into leaders by teaching the
practical skills necessary to meet today’s business

challenges and turn vision into reality; $1,295; for
information and to register, call 563-333-5720 or
e-mail pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education
Center, 331 W. 3rd St., Suite # 140, Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu/pd, 8am Mon Aug 10.
Fundamentals of Compensation, a course
in the Human Resource Professional Certificate
Series; this certificate series is designed specifically
for those with at least 3 years of professional
level HR experience and for experienced HR
professionals looking to improve their overall
technical and management knowledge; $250-340;
for information and to register, contact Kathy Riley
at 309-277-4186 or Kathy.riley@mranet.org, MRA Iowa/Western Illinois Division, 3800 Avenue of the
Cities, Suite 100, Moline, IL, MRANet.org/TrainingEvents, 8am Mon Aug 17.
Native American & Earth-based, a class in the
year-long “Exploring World Religions” series; free;
for information, e-mail office@uucqc.org or call
563-359-0816, Unitarian Universalist Church of
the Quad Cities, 3707 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
UUCQC.org, 6:30pm Mon Aug 17.
Supervision: The Essentials, Tuesdays
thru Sept. 1; this three-day program provides
your new, less experienced leaders with ideas
and practices they can put to use immediately
-- compact, concise, focused, and all about
applicable skills; $750-950; for information,
call 309-277-4183 or e-mail heatherroberts@
mranet.org, MRA - Iowa/Western Illinois Division,
3800 Avenue of the Cities, Suite 100, Moline, IL,
MRANet.org/Training-Events, 8am Tue Aug 18.
Finance Essentials for the HR Professional,
a course in the Human Resource Professional
Certificate Series; this certificate series is
designed specifically for those with at least 3
years of professional level HR experience and
for experienced HR professionals looking to
improve their overall technical and management
knowledge; $250-340; for information and to
register, contact Kathy Riley at 309-277-4186 or
Kathy.riley@mranet.org, MRA - Iowa/Western
Illinois Division, 3800 Avenue of the Cities, Suite
100, Moline, IL, MRANet.org/Training-Events, 8am
Mon Aug 24.
Professional Development: Creative Project
Management, Aug. 25 & 26; learn to apply
creativity and innovation in order to keep projects
on-track; recognize how to evaluate priority
within project constraints, and discover strategies
for managing difficult, even “impossible” projects;
learn how technology can provide creativity
beyond current project limits and how reframing
project logic can create paths to success; $695; for
information and to register, call 563-333-5720 or
e-mail pd@sau.edu, SAU Downtown Education
Center, 331 W. 3rd St., Suite # 140, Davenport, IA,
SAU.edu/pd, 8:30am Tue Aug 25.

MEETINGS
Weekly & Bi-Weekly
Independent Scholars Evening, on Thursdays;
a free-standing, public forum for the support
of area scholars and interested co-learners;
refreshments provided, cash bar available; free;
for information, call 309-762-9202 or e-mail
institutecht@gmail.com, Moline Commercial Club,
1530 5th Ave., Moline, IL, QCInstitute.org/ise.html,
7pm Thu Jun 11 thru Thu Aug 27.
House Church Meeting, on Saturdays;
join the a non-denominational, ecumenical,
ecology-minded, all-faith group that supports
one another, prays together, helps one another,
and helps the community; for information,
e-mail ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com or
e-fellowship@hotmail.com, or call 563-508-1852,
Sat Jun 13 thru Sat Aug 29.
Outdoor Worship Services, on Sundays;
experience God in the great outdoors at 1006
Western, the corner of West 10th Western,
Davenport, IA; sponsored by the Ecumenical
Fellowship Church; for information, e-mail
ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com or
e-fellowship@hotmail.com, or call 563-508-1852,

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9am Sun Jun 14 thru Sun Aug 30.
Women’s Bible Study Group, on Mondays;
for information, call 563-324-9560, Downtown
Central Perk, 226 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA,
DowntownCentralPerk.com, 7pm Mon Jun 15
thru Mon Aug 31.
East Moline/Silvis Kiwanis Club, on Mondays;
help celebrate the club’s 60th anniversary of
community service; for information, contact Mike
Laufenberg at malaufenberg@mchsi.com, Genesis
Medical Center, Silvis, 855 Illini Dr, Silvis, IL,
Kiwanis.org, 6pm Mon Jun 15 thru Mon Aug 31.
Citizens to Reform Animal Control, on
the second and last Mon. of the month; review
and discuss the changing of animal-control
laws with Cheryl Draeger; for information,
call 563-508-1852 or 563-676-8956, or e-mail
ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com or
e-fellowship@hotmail.com, Hy-Vee - East
Kimberly, 1823 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA,
12pm Mon Jun 22 thru Mon Aug 24.
Citizens to Reform the Department of
Human Services, on the second and last
Mon. of the month; review and discuss the
DHS with Cheryl Draeger; for information,
call 563-508-1852 or 563-676-8956, or e-mail
ecumenicalfellowship@hotmail.com or
e-fellowship@hotmail.com, Hy-Vee - East
Kimberly, 1823 E. Kimberly Rd., Davenport, IA,
12pm Mon Jun 22 thru Mon Aug 24.

June
Robert Dubiel, a Quad Cities Institute of
Noetic Sciences (IONSQC) presentation; free; for
information, contact Christine at IONSQC@aol.
com or 563-332-7259, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, Noetic.
org, 6:30pm Thu Jun 11.
Black Hawk College FY16 Budget Forum,
in the Sustainable Technologies Building, Room
110; Dr. Bettie Truitt, college president, and
Steven Frommelt, chief financial officer and board
treasurer, will present an overview of the budget
and answer questions from the community;
for information, call 309-796-5051, Black Hawk
College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave.,
Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 5:30pm Mon Jun 15.
Mississippi Valley Country & Western Music
Association Dance, bring your instrument, jam
with us, sing your song; for information, contact
Robert Kunz at Alframer@mchsi.com or 309-7408126, East Moline American Legion, 829 16th Ave.,
East Moline, IL, 6pm Mon Jun 15.
Quad Cities Astronomical Society
Membership Meeting, for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, QCAS.org,
7pm Mon Jun 15.
QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users
Group) Meeting, with a special program/
presentation on Macintosh Applications or
hardware, and an “Open Forum” Q&A period
where members help other Macintosh users solve
problems and improve their computer skills; $24/
year membership, guests welcome, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, QCMUG.org, 6:30pm Tue Jun 16.
Black Hawk College Board of Trustees
Meeting, in Building 1’s Conference Center;
for information, call 309-796-5051, Black Hawk
College East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Rd.,
Galva, IL, BHC.edu, 6pm Thu Jun 18.
Economic Development Meeting, LeClaire
City Hall, 325 Wisconsin St., LeClaire, IA,
VisitLeClaire.com, 8am Mon Jun 22.
Scott County Extension Council Meeting,
for information, call 563-359-7577, Scott
County Extension, 875 Tanglefoot Lane, Suite
B, Bettendorf, IA, DBS.extension.iastate.edu/
calendar, 7pm Tue Jun 23.
Saukenuk Paddlers Canoe & Kayak Club
Monthly Meeting, meeting for the club that
paddles whitewater and flatwater in canoes,
kayaks, and sea kayaks; open to the public; for
information, call 563-359-5974, American Red
Cross of the Quad Cities Area, 1100 River Dr,

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Moline, IL, Saukenuk.org, 7pm Wed
Jun 24.

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Jun 12 thru Fri Aug 28.
Aqua Motion, on Mondays,
Wednesdays, and Fridays; a
moderate-intensity, drop-in
July
exercise class; for information,
Quad Cities Computer Society
call 309-796-5603 or e-mail
Meeting, guests can attend the
amyettej@bhc.edu, Black Hawk
Beginners SIG (Special Interest
College - Community Aquatic
Group) which meets at 5:30pm
Center, 6600 34th Avenue, Moline,
just before the main meeting; free;
IL, BHC.edu/aquatic, 11am Fri Jun
for information, call 309-764-5570
12 thru Wed Sep 2.
or e-mail joseph85_us@yahoo.
All Levels Hot Yoga, on
com, Butterworth Center, 1105 8th
Saturdays, led by Karie John; for
Street, Moline, IL, QCS.org, 7pm
information, call 309-764-9642,
Mon Jul 6.
Indigo Wellness Hot Yoga - Rock
“The Courage to Be Yourself:
Island, 3416 Blackhawk Rd., Rock
Awakening the Zero Point”, a
Island, IL, IndigoWellness.info,
Quad Cities Institute of Noetic
12pm Sat Jun 13 thru Sat Aug
Sciences (IONSQC) presentation
29.
by Julie Tallard Johnson; free; for
Core Strength Yoga, on
information, contact Christine at
Sundays; led by Karie John; for
Professional Bull Riders @ i wireless Center - June 13
IONSQC@aol.com or 563-332-7259,
information, call 309-764-9642,
Membership Meeting, for information, call
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Indigo Wellness Hot Yoga - Rock
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, Noetic.org,
Island, 3416 Blackhawk Rd., Rock Island, IL,
Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, QCAS.org,
6:30pm Thu Jul 9.
IndigoWellness.info, 6pm Sun Jun 14 thru Sun
7pm Mon Aug 17.
Popular Astronomy Club Meeting, visitors
Aug 30.
QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users
and prospective members welcome; for
All Levels Hot Yoga, on Mondays, led by Karie
Group) Meeting, with a special program/
information, call Wayland at 563-332-4032 or
John; for information, call 309-764-9642, Indigo
presentation on Macintosh Applications or
Alan at 309-797-3120, John Deere Planetarium Wellness Hot Yoga - Rock Island, 3416 Blackhawk
hardware, and an “Open Forum” Q&A period
Augustana College, 820 38th Street, Rock Island,
Rd., Rock Island, IL, IndigoWellness.info, 6pm Mon
where members help other Macintosh users solve
IL, PACAstronomy.50megs.com, 7pm Mon Jul 13.
Jun 15 thru Mon Aug 31.
problems and improve their computer skills; $24/
LeClaire Chamber Networking Event, Blue
Breath-Centered Yoga, on Mondays, with
year membership, guests welcome, Bettendorf
Iguana, 201 N. Cody Rd, LeClaire, IA, VisitLeClaire.
Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard; $12 drop-in class;
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
com, 12pm Tue Jul 14.
for information and to register, call 563-726-2623
Bettendorf, IA, QCMUG.org, 6:30pm Tue Aug 18.
Friends of the Silvis Public Library Meeting,
or e-mail mississippipearl@hotmail.com, The
Quad Cities Chamber Annual Meeting,
free; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis
Cottage Wholistic Health Center, 1227 Jersey
featuring Daymond John, founder and CEO of
Public Library, 105 8th St., Silvis, IL, SilvisLibrary.
Ridge Rd., Davenport, IA, PromotingWellness.net,
FUBU; $75/person; for information and to reserve,
org, 6pm Tue Jul 14.
5pm Mon Jun 15 thru Mon Aug 31.
call 563-823-2676, i wireless Center, 1201 River
Mississippi Valley Country & Western Music
Breath-Centered Yoga, on Mondays, with
Dr, Moline, IL, QuadCitiesChamber.com, 11:30am
Association Dance, bring your instrument, jam
Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard; refresh yourself
Wed Aug 19.
with us, sing your song; for information, contact
in the middle of the day; $12 drop-in class; for
Saukenuk Paddlers Canoe & Kayak Club
Robert Kunz at Alframer@mchsi.com or 309-740information and to register, call 563-726-2623 or
8126, East Moline American Legion, 829 16th Ave., Monthly Meeting, meeting for the club that
e-mail mississippipearl@hotmail.com, The Cottage
paddles whitewater and flatwater in canoes,
East Moline, IL, 6pm Mon Jul 20.
Wholistic Health Center, 1227 Jersey Ridge Rd.,
kayaks, and sea kayaks; open to the public; for
Quad Cities Astronomical Society
Davenport, IA, PromotingWellness.net, 12:15pm
information, call 563-359-5974, American Red
Membership Meeting, for information, call
Mon Jun 15 thru Mon Aug 31.
Cross of the Quad Cities Area, 1100 River Dr,
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950
Breath-Centered Yoga, on Tuesdays, with
Moline, IL, Saukenuk.org, Wed Aug 26.
Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, QCAS.org,
Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard; $10 drop-in class;
7pm Mon Jul 20.
for information, call 563 726-2623, The Good
QCMUG (Quad Cities Macintosh Users
Samaritan Society, Georgian Square, 985 Lincoln
Group) Meeting, with a special program/
Rd., Bettendorf, IA, PromotingWellness.net,
presentation on Macintosh Applications or
5:30pm Tue Jun 16 thru Tue Sep 1.
hardware, and an “Open Forum” Q&A period
Breath-Centered Yoga, on Wednesdays, with
where members help other Macintosh users solve
Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard; $12 drop-in class;
All
Levels
Hot
Yoga,
on
Thursdays,
led
by
Karie
problems and improve their computer skills; $24/
for information and to register, call 563-726-2623
John; for information, call 309-764-9642, Indigo
year membership, guests welcome, Bettendorf
or e-mail mississippipearl@hotmail.com, The
Wellness Hot Yoga - Davenport, 5161 Utica Ridge
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Cottage Wholistic Health Center, 1227 Jersey
Rd., Davenport, IA, IndigoWellness.info, 5:45pm
Bettendorf, IA, QCMUG.org, 6:30pm Tue Jul 21.
Ridge Rd., Davenport, IA, PromotingWellness.net,
Thu
Jun
11
thru
Thu
Aug
27.
Saukenuk Paddlers Canoe & Kayak Club
5:30pm Wed Jun 17 thru Wed Sep 2.
Pilates Class, lengthen your muscles as you
Monthly Meeting, meeting for the club that
Medicare Q&A w/ SHIIP, on the first & third
strengthen them, and improve stability and
paddles whitewater and flatwater in canoes,
Wednesdays of the month; get information and
strength while relieving stress through classic
kayaks, and sea kayaks; open to the public; for
answers to your Medicare questions from a SHIIP
Pilates positions, fitness balls, resistance bands,
information, call 563-359-5974, American Red
representative; free; for information, call 563-344and weights; Mon. & Wed. 9:15am, Thu. 5:30pm,
Cross of the Quad Cities Area, 1100 River Dr,
4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Fri. 8:15am; for information, call 563-344-4119;
Moline, IL, Saukenuk.org, 7pm Wed Jul 29.
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
Bettendorf Life Fitness Center, 2222 Middle Rd.,
com, 9am Wed Jun 17 and Wed Sep 2.
Bettendorf, IA, LifeFitnessCenter.org, Thu Jun 11
Healing Heart Center’s Integrative Healing
thru Wed Sep 2.
August
Series, on the second & fourth Wednesdays of
Private Yoga Lessons w/ Johanna, if you have
the month; an ongoing series featuring a different
Quad Cities Computer Society Meeting,
special issues that prevent you from joining a
healing modality on the second and fourth
guests can attend the Beginners SIG (Special
group yoga class?; Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard
Wednesdays of the month; free; for information,
Interest Group) which meets at 5:30pm just before can help adapt a practice to meet your specific
e-mail director@thehealingheartcenter.org or call
the main meeting; free; for information, call 309needs; for information, call 563-726-2623 or e-mail 563-370-7995, The Healing Heart Center, Porter
764-5570 or e-mail joseph85_us@yahoo.com,
mississippipearl@hotmail.com., The Cottage
Cottage, Building G, 2800 Eastern Ave., Davenport,
Butterworth Center, 1105 8th Street, Moline, IL,
Wholistic Health Center, 1227 Jersey Ridge Rd.,
IA, TheHealingHeartCenter.org, 7pm Wed Jun 24
QCS.org, 7pm Mon Aug 3.
Davenport, IA, PromotingWellness.net, Thu Jun
thru Wed Aug 26.
Friends of the Silvis Public Library Meeting,
11 thru Wed Sep 2.
free; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis
Improve Your Health with Essential Oils,
Public Library, 105 8th St., Silvis, IL, SilvisLibrary.
enjoy natural health & wellness with doTERRA
org, 6pm Tue Aug 11.
Essential Oils, EssentialMama.com, Thu Jun 11
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Mississippi Valley Country & Western Music
thru Wed Sep 2.
Quad Cities, annual fundraiser run/walk for
Association Dance, bring your instrument, jam
Yoga for Fibromyalgia, on Fridays, with
breast-cancer awareness and research; $17with us, sing your song; for information, contact
Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard; $12drop-in class; for
35, i wireless Center, 1201 River Dr, Moline, IL,
Robert Kunz at Alframer@mchsi.com or 309-740information and to register, call 563-726-2623 or
8126, East Moline American Legion, 829 16th Ave., e-mail mississippipearl@hotmail.com, The Cottage KomenQuadCities.org, 8am Sat Jun 13.
East Moline, IL, 6pm Mon Aug 17.
Wholistic Health Center, 1227 Jersey Ridge Rd.,
Quad Cities Astronomical Society
Davenport, IA, PromotingWellness.net, 10am Fri

HEALTH

WEEKLY CLASSES

SPECIAL EVENTS

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HEALTH
SPECIAL EVENTS
Healthy Living Fair, presented by the Radish
magazine; the ninth-annual celebration of local
and natural foods, health and fitness, community
groups, and environmental stewardship; more
than 70 exhibitors will present healthy foods,
alternative energy products, environmentally
friendly products and produce, outdoor
recreation opportunities, and holistic, alternative
and integrative medicine, Freight House, 421 W.
River Dr., Davenport, IA, RadishMagazine.com,
8am Sat Jun 20.
Creekside Vineyards Yoga Fun Day, led
by instructors from Indigo Wellness; $12; for
information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave., Coal
Valley, IL, CreeksideVineyards.com, 12pm Sun
Jun 21.
General MDA Support Group, for individuals
and families affected by muscular dystrophy; for
information, call 319-393-8905, Trinity 7th Street
Campus, 500 John Deere Rd, Moline, IL, Wed
Jun 24.
Creekside Vineyards Yoga Fun Day, led
by instructors from Indigo Wellness; $12; for
information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave., Coal
Valley, IL, CreeksideVineyards.com, 12pm Sun
Jul 19.
General MDA Support Group, for individuals
and families affected by muscular dystrophy; for
information, call 319-393-8905, Trinity 7th Street
Campus, 500 John Deere Rd, Moline, IL, Wed Jul
22.
Nutrition Before, During, and After
Cancer Therapy, a Trinity dietitian will discuss
nutrient needs before, during, and after
cancer; information on common herbal and
vitamin supplements and antioxidants; free; for
information, call 309-779-2000 or 877-242-8899,
Trinity Regional Health System, 5pm Thu Jul 30.
Reducing Stress through Meditation,
join William Smith as he discusses the effect of
meditation to reduce stress-related responses,
improve concentration, and enhance charity
of thought and mental equilibrium; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6:30pm Thu
Aug 13.
Creekside Vineyards Yoga Fun Day, led
by instructors from Indigo Wellness; $12; for
information, call 309-787-9463, Creekside
Vineyards Winery & Inn, 7505 120th Ave., Coal
Valley, IL, CreeksideVineyards.com, 12pm Sun
Aug 16.
General MDA Support Group, for individuals
and families affected by muscular dystrophy; for
information, call 319-393-8905, Trinity 7th Street
Campus, 500 John Deere Rd, Moline, IL, Wed
Aug 26.

SENIORS

WEEKLY EVENTS

Line Dancing II, on Thursdays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org, 2:30pm Thu Jun
11 thru Thu Aug 27.
New Horizons Band Practice, on Thursdays;
$2-4; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org, 12:30pm Thu Jun
11 thru Thu Aug 27.
Zumba Gold, on Thursdays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org, 9:30am Thu Jun
11 thru Thu Aug 27.
Zumba Gold Beginners & Chair, on

Thursdays; $2-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for
Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.
org, 9am Thu Jun 11 thru Thu
Aug 27.
Euchre, on Thursdays & Fridays;
$2-4; for information, call 563386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org,
12:45pm Thu Jun 11 thru Fri Aug
28.
Billiards, Mon.-Fri.; $1-2; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CasiSeniors.org, 8am Thu Jun 11
thru Wed Sep 2.
Low-Impact Exercise, Mon.-Fri.;
$2-4; for information, call 563386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org, 9am
Thu Jun 11 thru Wed Sep 2.
Personal Reflexology, on Wed. & Thu. by
appointment only, with Janet Latchaw; $20; for
information, call 563-349-5832, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org, 1pm Thu Jun 11
thru Wed Sep 2.
Bingo, on Fridays; for information, call 563386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org,
12:30pm Fri Jun 12 thru Fri Aug 28.
Ceramics I & II, on Fridays; $7-9; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org, 9am Fri Jun 12
thru Fri Aug 28.
Golden Tones Chorus Practice, on Fridays;
$2-4; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org, 9am Fri Jun 12
thru Fri Aug 28.
Senior Theatre, on Fridays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org, 10:30am Fri Jun
12 thru Fri Aug 28.
Zumba Toning, on Fridays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org, 8am Fri Jun 12
thru Fri Aug 28.
Bridge, on Mondays & Fridays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org, 12:30pm Fri Jun
12 thru Mon Aug 31.
Ceramics I, on Mondays; $7-9; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CasiSeniors.org, 9:30am Mon Jun 15 thru Mon
Aug 31.
Drawing, Clay Sculpting, & Acrylics, on
Mondays at 12:30 & 5pm; $5-6 plus materials;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org, 12:30pm Mon Jun
15 thru Mon Aug 31.
Shuffleboard, on Mondays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org, 2:15pm Mon Jun
15 thru Mon Aug 31.
Ugly Quilts, on Mondays; no sewing
experience necessary; free; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CasiSeniors.org, 8am Mon Jun 15 thru Mon Aug
31.
Zumba Gold Toning, on Mondays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org, 10:30am Mon Jun
15 thru Mon Aug 31.

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Wed Jun 17 thru Wed Sep 2.
Zumba Gold, on Wednesdays;
$2-4; for information, call 563386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org, 1pm
Wed Jun 17 thru Wed Sep 2.

MONTHLY EVENTS

Walter Trout @ The Redstone Room - July 21
Canasta, on Tuesdays; $2-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CasiSeniors.org, 1pm Tue Jun 16 thru Tue Sep 1.
Ceramics II, on Tuesdays at 9:30am & 1pm; $711/session, $9-12/all day; for information, call 563386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org,
9:30am Tue Jun 16 thru Tue Sep 1.
Crocheting & Knitting Volunteer Class,
on Tuesdays; make hats, scarfs, and mittens for
children and the homeless; donations of yarn
and other knitting needs accepted; free; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org, 12:30pm Tue Jun
16 thru Tue Sep 1.
Line Dancing Free Lessons, on Tuesdays;
for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org, 8:30am Tue Jun 16
thru Tue Sep 1.
Line Dancing I, on Tuesdays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org, 9am Tue Jun 16
thru Tue Sep 1.
Bunco, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CasiSeniors.org, 2pm Wed Jun 17 thru Wed Sep
2.
Chair Massage with Mary, on Wednesdays;
20-minute sessions; $15-20; for information,
call 563-484-4024, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CasiSeniors.org, 10am Wed Jun 17 thru Wed
Sep 2.
Cribbage, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org, 1pm Wed Jun 17
thru Wed Sep 2.
Energizing Yoga, on Wednesdays; $7-9; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org, 2pm Wed Jun 17
thru Wed Sep 2.
Pinochle, on Wednesdays; $2-4; for
information, call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center
for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org, 1pm Wed Jun 17
thru Wed Sep 2.
T’ai Chi Ch’un, on Wednesdays; $24-36/6
weeks; for information, call 563-386-7477, CASI
(Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road,
Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org, 10:25am Wed Jun
17 thru Wed Sep 2.
TOPS Meeting, on Wednesdays; the Taking Off
Pounds Sensibly Group; 11:30am weigh-in, noon
meeting; $1-2; for information, call 563-386-7477,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org, 11:30am

Blood Pressure Screening,
Shingles Screening, & Medication
Review, on the second & third
Thursdays of the month; for
information, call 563-386-7477,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport,
IA, CasiSeniors.org, 9am Thu Jun
11 thru Thu Aug 20.
Parkinson’s Support Group,
on the third Sat. of the month; for
information, call 563-386-7477,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors),
1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport,
IA, CasiSeniors.org, 10am Sat Jun 20 thru Sat
Aug 15.
Grief Support Group, on the second & fourth
Wednesdays of the month; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CasiSeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Jun 24 thru Wed
Aug 26.
TRIAD (Reducing Crime Against Seniors),
on the fourth Wed. of the month; for information,
call 563-386-7477, CASI (Center for Active
Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA,
CasiSeniors.org, 9:30am Wed Jun 24 thru Wed
Aug 26.
Low Vision Support Group, on the first Thu.
of the month; for information, call 563-386-7477,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org, 10am Thu
Jul 2 and Thu Aug 6.
Poetry Roundtable, on the first Thu. of the
month; $2-4; for information, call 563-386-7477,
CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W. Kimberly
Road, Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org, 1:30pm Thu
Jul 2 and Thu Aug 6.
Senior Sunrise, on the first Tue. of the month;
enjoy a morning walk and coffee; free with $4.258.25 admission; for information, call 309-799-3482,
Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal Valley, IL,
NiabiZoo.com, Tue Jul 7 thru Tue Sep 1.
Caregivers Support Group, on the second
Mon. of the month; free; for information, call 563386-7477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035
W. Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org,
10:30am Mon Jul 13 and Mon Aug 10.
Blood Pressure Check, on the second Tue.
of the month; free; for information, call 563-3867477, CASI (Center for Active Seniors), 1035 W.
Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA, CasiSeniors.org,
9am Tue Jul 14 and Tue Aug 11.

SPECIAL EVENTS

AARP Smart Driver Course, the course helps
drivers learn proven safety strategies on how to
adapt their driving to compensate for physical
and cognitive changes that often develop with
aging; following completing of the eight-hour
course, you may be eligible for a discount from
your car insurer; $15-20; for information and to
register, call 309-281-5060, Larson Center, Genesis
Medical Center, Silvis, IL, GenesisHealth.com, 5pm
Tue Jun 16 and Wed Jun 17.
AARP Smart Driver Course, the course helps
drivers learn proven safety strategies on how to
adapt their driving to compensate for physical
and cognitive changes that often develop with
aging; following completing of the eight-hour
course, you may be eligible for a discount from
your car insurer; $15-20; for information and to
register, call 309-281-5060, Larson Center, Genesis
Medical Center, Silvis, IL, GenesisHealth.com, 5pm
Tue Aug 11 and Wed Aug 12.

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ARTS & CRAFTS
June
Drawing Workshop for Kids and Teens,
artist Leo Kelly teaches ages 8 and up different
drawing techniques and how to create their own
superheroes; free; for information, call 563-2854794, Blue Grass Library, 114 N. Mississippi St., Blue
Grass, IA, ScottCountyLibrary.org, 3:30pm Thu
Jun 11.
Nature Craft, all-ages program allows you
to make amazing crafts using natural materials;
sculpt with living moss, make a terrarium, design
your own vertical planter, and more; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Thu
Jun 11 thru Thu Jun 25.
Drawing Workshop for Kids and Teens,
artist Leo Kelly teaches ages 8 & up different
drawing techniques and how to create their own
superheroes; free; for information, call 563-2854794, Durant Library, 402 6th St., Durant, IA,
ScottCountyLibrary.org, 10am Sat Jun 13.
Father’s Day Sharpie Mug Craft, make dad
a card and personalized mug for Father’s Day;
free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Southwest Branch, 9010
Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 10am Sat Jun 13.
Father’s Day: “Evening with Dad”, Dad and
children ages 6-12 will create something fun
together; free; for information, call 309-524-2480,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6pm Mon Jun 15.
Random Fandom, on Mondays; arts and crafts
for fans of Doctor Who, Minecraft, The Avengers,
Harry Potter, and more; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 3pm Mon Jun 15 thru Mon Jun 29.
Super-Charged Art, on Tuesdays, for grades
3-8, led by Gloria Burlingame; kids reinvent major
pieces of art, often with a connection to books; for
information, call 309-732-7360, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Tue Jun 16 thru Tue
Jun 30.
Comics Art Lab, ages 7 & up make art and
talk about geeky stuff; free; for information, call
309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.,
Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Tue Jun 16.
Father’s Day: “Evening with Dad”, Dad and
children ages 6-12 will create something fun
together; free; for information, call 309-524-2480,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6pm Wed Jun 17.
4-H Military Scrapbooking Club, for ages
12-18; at the Cession Room in Building 60; get your
smartphone or Instagram photos printed off and
into a memorable scrapbook; embellish a unique
scrapbook each month and learn new scrapbook
techniques; $20 supply fee; for information and
to register, call 309-756-9978, Rock Island Arsenal,
Rock Island, IL, Web.extension.illinios.edu, 5:30pm
Wed Jun 17.
Clay on the Potter’s Wheel, Thursdays thru
July 23, for ages 8-14; have fun learning basic
wheel-throwing techniques; work on the potter’s
wheel and create projects using low-fire clay and
stoneware clay; projects will be finished with
acrylic paints and a glaze; $105; for information
and to register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk
College - Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave.,
Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 5:30pm Thu Jun 18.
Advanced Comic Book Design, Bill Douglas
will help you learn helpful techniques for layout,
plotting, and other tricks of the trade; free; for

information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Sat Jun 20.
Kids Craft Day, in addition to creating that
perfect piece of artwork, kids can climb on a
variety of awe-inspiring machines or visit the
Discovery Zone and learn where food comes from,
why we need roads and bridges, and how to take
care of the environment, John Deere Pavilion, 17th
St & River Dr, Moline, IL, Deere.com, 10am Sat Jun
20.

July
Nature Craft, on Thursdays; all-ages program
allows you to make amazing crafts using
natural materials; sculpt with living moss, make
a terrarium, design your own vertical planter,
and more; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave.
Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Thu Jul 2 thru Thu
Jul 23.
Random Fandom, on Mondays; arts & crafts
for fans of Doctor Who, Minecraft, The Avengers,
Harry Potter, and more; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 3pm Mon Jul 6 thru Mon Jul 27.
Art Camp, thru July 9, for students who will be
entering grades 3-5; featuring daily, 75-minute
sessions on “American Cartooning,”“Recycled
Art,” and “Zentangles and Doodles”; $90; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8223,
Black Hawk College Outreach Center, 301 Avenue
of the Cities, East Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 8am Mon
Jul 6.
Super-Charged Art, on Tuesdays, for grades
3-8, led by Gloria Burlingame; kids reinvent major
pieces of art, often with a connection to books; for
information, call 309-732-7360, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island,
IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Tue Jul 7 and Tue
Jul 14.
Superhero “Treat” Box, embellish a treat box
with superhero stickers and flair, as part of our
Summer Every Hero has a Story theme; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue
Jul 14
4-H Military Scrapbooking Club, for ages
12-18; at the Cession Room in Building 60; get your
smartphone or Instagram photos printed off and
into a memorable scrapbook; embellish a unique
scrapbook each month and learn new scrapbook
techniques; $20 supply fee; for information and
to register, call 309-756-9978, Rock Island Arsenal,
Rock Island, IL, Web.extension.illinios.edu, 5:30pm
Wed Jul 15.
The Grand Connection: Cats and Dogs,
designed for grandparents and their grandchild
ages 5-7; with drawing and collage making, we
will create artwork of cats and dogs for both of
you to enjoy; $15/grandparent & grandchild; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8223,
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600
34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 10am Wed Jul 15.
Melted Crayon Art, teens melt crayons on
canvas to create their own unique art; be sure to
wear clothes that you won’t mind getting melted
wax on; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059
30th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm
Thu Jul 16.
Advanced Comic Book Design, Bill Douglas
will help you learn helpful techniques for layout,
plotting, and other tricks of the trade; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public

Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1pm Sat Jul 18.
Kids Craft Day, in addition to creating that
perfect piece of artwork, kids can climb on a
variety of awe-inspiring machines or visit the
Discovery Zone and learn where food comes from,
why we need roads and bridges, and how to take
care of the environment, John Deere Pavilion, 17th
St & River Dr, Moline, IL, Deere.com, 10am Sat Jul
18.
Superhero “Treat” Box, embellish a treat box
with superhero stickers and flair, as part of our
Summer Every Hero has a Story theme; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10am Sat
Jul 18.
Comics Art Lab, ages 7 & up make art and
talk about geeky stuff; free; for information, call
309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.,
Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 6:30pm Tue Jul 21.

August & September
Picture This Photography, thru Aug. 7, for ages
8-18; a 4-H Summer Day Camp for Youth hosted by
the University of Illinois Extension; for information,
call 309-756-9978, Black Hawk College Community
Education Center, 404 E. 3rd St., Kewanee, IL, Web.
extension.illinois.edu, 9am Mon Aug 3.
Make a Small Lighted Garland, a family-craft
program; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Aug 11.
Kids Craft Day, in addition to creating that
perfect piece of artwork, kids can climb on a
variety of awe-inspiring machines or visit the
Discovery Zone and learn where food comes from,
why we need roads and bridges, and how to take
care of the environment, John Deere Pavilion, 17th
St & River Dr, Moline, IL, Deere.com, 10am Sat Aug
15.
Make a Small Lighted Garland, a family-craft
program; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Sat Aug 15.
4-H Military Scrapbooking Club, for ages
12-18; at the Cession Room in Building 60; get your
smartphone or Instagram photos printed off and
into a memorable scrapbook; embellish a unique
scrapbook each month and learn new scrapbook
techniques; $20 supply fee; for information and
to register, call 309-756-9978, Rock Island Arsenal,
Rock Island, IL, Web.extension.illinios.edu, 5:30pm
Wed Aug 19.
Teen Tie-Dye, create your own customized
tie-dyed creations and your own wearable art;
you provide the clothes, we’ll supply the dye; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island,
IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 1pm Sat Aug 29.

MUSIC

Rock Camp USA: Session #1, a two-week
intensive in which ages 8-18 receive intensive
performance-oriented instruction given by
professional area musicians and instructors;
participants rehearse their chosen songs, record
them during dress rehearsal, and perform a
concert at the end of the session; June 15 thru 26
rehearsals from 1-5pm, June 27 concert; $370-425;
for information and to register, call 563-326-1333,
RME (River Music Experience), 129 N. Main St.,
Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, Thu Jun
11 thru Mon Jun 15.

Rock Camp USA: Session #2, a two-week
intensive in which ages 8-18 receive intensive
performance-oriented instruction given by
professional area musicians and instructors;
participants rehearse their chosen songs, record
them during dress rehearsal, and perform a
concert at the end of the session; July 6 thru 17
rehearsals from 1-5pm, July 18 concert; $370-425;
for information and to register, call 563-326-1333,
RME (River Music Experience), 129 N. Main St.,
Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, Thu Jun
11 thru Mon Jul 6.
Rock Camp USA: Session #3, a two-week
intensive in which ages 8-18 receive intensive
performance-oriented instruction given by
professional area musicians and instructors;
participants rehearse their chosen songs, record
them during dress rehearsal, and perform a
concert at the end of the session; July 20 thru 30
rehearsals from 1-5pm, August 1 concert; $370425; for information and to register, call 563-3261333, RME (River Music Experience), 129 N. Main
St., Davenport, IA, RiverMusicExperience.org, Thu
Jun 11 thru Mon Jul 20.
Jeanie B! Music & Dance Show, concert with
the award-winning children’s musician, well
known for solo recordings and her concerts with
Jeanie B & the Jellybeans; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10am Thu Jun 18.
Rockin with Jeanie B!, concert with the
family musician, best suited for preschool and
elementary-aged children; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 10pm Fri Jun 19.
Duke Otherwise, children’s musician will
perform outrageously clever tunes on topics
ranging from animals to respect; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 10:30am Wed Jul 1.
Duke Otherwise, stories, music, art, and playtime for ages 18-36 months and an adult; free;
for information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 1:30pm Wed Jul 1.
Flute Camp, thru July 17, for students entering
grades 7-12; four days of master class sessions
to improve tone, articulation, technique and
phrasing, followed by performances of solos, small
ensembles and the Flute Choir at 10am on Friday;
with instructors Janet Stodd and John Rader;
$100; for information and to register, contact
Janet Stodd at 309-794-7232 or rstodd@sbcglobal.
net, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101 Gaines St.,
Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 10am Mon Jul 13.

STORIES
June

“Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading
Program, for children, at all Rock Island
libraries; for information, call 309-732-7323,
RockIslandLibrary.org, Thu Jun 11 thru Tue Jun
30.
“Escape the Ordinary” Summer Reading
Program, at all Rock Island libraries; for teens
and adults; for information, call 309-732-7323,
RockIslandLibrary.org, Thu Jun 11 thru Tue Jun
30.
Summer Reading Club: Every Hero Has a
Story!, when children complete their summer
reading log by August 1 they will receive prizes,
a certificate and their elementary school will be
notified that they completed the program; free;

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for information, call 309-524-2440, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, Thu Jun 11 thru Tue Jun 30.
Summer Reading Program: Every Hero Has a
Story, at all Davenport public libraries; encourage
and challenge yourself and your entire family to
read this summer and earn great prizes along
the way; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
DavenportLibrary.com, Thu Jun 11 thru Tue Jun
30.
“Read to the Rhythm” Summer Reading
Program, stop by the library to register and pick
up a reading log, and learn about all of the musicthemed activities that the library has planned for
all ages; for information, call 309-523-3440, River
Valley District Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron,
IL, RiverValleyLibrary.org, Thu Jun 11 thru Fri Jul
31.
Farmer’s Market Storytime, enjoy fun stories
from the Bettendorf Public Library librarian; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Farmers’ Market, 20th and State Streets,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm Thu
Jun 11.
Night Owl Storytime, on Thursdays; fun stories
and crafts to help you unwind from long summer
days; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 6:30pm Thu
Jun 11 thru Thu Jun 25.
Dance Party Storytime, on Thursdays; using
yoga, dancing, and more, ages 0-5 join in on
our stories and songs; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Thu Jun 11 thru
Thu Jun 25.
Preschool Storytime, Mondays 6:30pm,
Tuesdays thru Fridays 10am; stories, songs,
fingerplays, and action rhymes for ages 3-5; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, Thu Jun 11
thru Tue Jun 30.
Main Toddler Tales: I Can Be a Superhero,
Too!, stories, songs, and fun for children ages birth
to five; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am
Fri Jun 12.
Children’s Morning Storytimes, on Fridays;
stories, songs and crafts around a theme for ages
0-5; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri
Jun 12 thru Fri Jun 26.
Preschool Storytime, on Fridays; stories, music
and crafts to help equip your 2-5 year old with
the skills and motivation for early school success;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern
Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am
Fri Jun 12 thru Fri Jun 26.
Book Explorers: Powerless, for grades 4 & up;
participants will be given Matthew Cody’s book
and progressively discuss it over the following
weeks; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm
Sat Jun 13.
Story Time Comes to Life, thru June 19; Girl
Scouts become their favorite storybook characters,
exploring a new story and character every day; a
week-long program in the “Girl Scouts Summer
Adventures” series, featuring arts and crafts,
games, field trips, guest speakers, and more; $125;
for information, contact Heidi Harrell at 563-8239940, ext. 302 or HeidiH@GirlScoutsToday.org, Girl
Scout Program Center, 2011 2nd Ave., Rock Island,
IL, GirlScoutsIowa.org, 8am Mon Jun 15.
Wee Wigglers Toddler Time, Mondays at
9:30 & 10:45am; stories, music, art, and play-time
for ages 18-36 months and an adult; free; for
information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, Mon Jun 15 and Mon Jun 22.
Summer Reading Kick-Off, join us and the

everyday heroes of the Silvis Police and Fire
Departments, and learn how you can be an
everyday hero; refreshments and games to follow;
free; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis
Public Library, 105 8th St., Silvis, IL, SilvisLibrary.
org, 12pm Mon Jun 15.
Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; stories,
music and crafts to help equip your 2-5 year old
with the skills and motivation for early school
success; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon
June 15 thru Jun 29.
Summer Reading Program: Every Day
Heroes, kids join us for one month of reading to
win prizes, and to learn how to become everyday
hero; free; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis
Public Library, 105 8th St., Silvis, IL, SilvisLibrary.
org, Mon Jun 15 thru Tue Jun 30.
30/31 Toddler Tales: Heroes in My
Community, stories, songs, and fun for children
ages birth to five; free; for information, call
309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Jun 16.
Bam! Pow! Wham!, for grades 3 & up;
participants will be given the book “Shazam and
the Monstrous Society of Evil” and progressively
discuss it over the following weeks; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 11am Tue Jun 16.
Children’s Morning Storytimes, on Tuesdays;
stories, songs and crafts around a theme for ages
0-5; free; for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock
Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue
Jun 16 thru Tue Jun 30.
Stories in the Park, on Tuesdays; spread out
your picnic blanket and snacks, sit back and
enjoy stories in the park; we meet near the duck
pond and conservatory; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Vander Veer Botanical Park, 215
W Central Park, Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 11am Tue Jun 16 thru Tue Jun 30.
Storytime, on Tuesdays; stories and songs with
cutting-edge technology, for ages 0-5; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Tue
Jun 16 thru Tue Jun 30.
Southwest Toddler Tales: Heroes in My
Community, on Wednesdays; stories, songs,
and fun for children ages birth to five; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am
Wed Jun 17.
Story Travelers, for grades 2-4; receive a
free copy of Lauren Tarshis’“I Survived the Great
Chicago Fire” and do activities based on the
book; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm
Wed Jun 17.
Children’s Morning Storytimes, on
Wednesdays; stories, songs and crafts around a
theme for ages 0-5; free; for information, call 309732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Jun 17 and
Wed Jun 24.
Read with Rover!, event allows grades Pre-K to
6 to practice reading aloud; each drop-in session
pairs a young reader with a certified therapy
dog and handler from the Quad Cities Canine
Assistance Network; free; for information, call 309732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Jun 17.
Dance Party Storytime, on Wednesdays;
using yoga, dancing, and more, ages 0-5 join in
on our stories and songs; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 10am Wed Jun 17 and Wed Jun 24.
Main Toddler Tales: Heroes in My

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Community, on Fridays; stories, songs, and fun for
children ages birth to five; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Jun 19.
Pajama Story Time, ages 4-8 wear their PJs
and bring their favorite stuffed animal to hear new
stories; free; for information, call 309-524-2480,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 7pm Mon Jun 22.
Tales for Tots!, music, action poems,
fingerplays, and activity time for ages birth - 3 with
an adult caregiver; free; for information, call 563344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
10am Mon Jun 22.
30/31 Toddler Tales: Animal Heroes, on
Tuesdays; stories, songs, and fun for children ages
birth to five; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch,
3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 10:30am Tue Jun 23.
Southwest Toddler Tales: Animal Heroes, on
Wednesdays; stories, songs, and fun for children
ages birth to five; free; for information, call 309732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Jun 24.
Main Toddler Tales: Animal Heroes, on
Fridays; stories, songs, and fun for children ages
birth to five; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
10:30am Fri Jun 26.
Read with Rover!, event allows grades Pre-K to
6 to practice reading aloud; each drop-in session
pairs a young reader with a certified therapy
dog and handler from the Quad Cities Canine
Assistance Network; free; for information, call 309732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
10:30am Fri Jun 26.
30/31 Toddler Tales: Heroes in My Family, on

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Tuesdays; stories, songs, and fun for children ages
birth to five; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch,
3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
10:30am Tue Jun 30.
Read with Rover!, event allows grades Pre-K
to 6 to practice reading aloud; each drop-in
session pairs a young reader with a certified
therapy dog and handler from the Quad Cities
Canine Assistance Network; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Jun 30.

July thru September
“Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading
Program, for children, at all Rock Island
libraries; for information, call 309-732-7323,
RockIslandLibrary.org, Wed Jul 1 thru Sat Jul 18.
“Escape the Ordinary” Summer Reading
Program, at all Rock Island libraries; for teens
and adults; for information, call 309-732-7323,
RockIslandLibrary.org, Wed Jul 1 thru Sat Jul 18.
Summer Reading Program: Every Hero Has a
Story, at all Davenport public libraries; encourage
and challenge yourself and your entire family to
read this summer and earn great prizes along
the way; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
DavenportLibrary.com, Wed Jul 1 thru Fri Jul 31.
Dance Party Storytime, on Wednesdays;
using yoga, dancing, and more, ages 0-5 join in
on our stories and songs; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 10am Wed Jul 1 thru Wed Jul 29.
“Read to the Rhythm” Summer Reading
Program, stop by the library to register and pick
up a reading log, and learn about all of the musicthemed activities that the library has planned for
all ages; for information, call 309-523-3440, River
Valley District Library, 214 S. Main St., Port Byron,
IL, RiverValleyLibrary.org, Wed Jul 1 thru Fri Jul 31.

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STORIES

July thru September
Preschool Storytime, Mondays 6:30pm,
Tuesdays thru Fridays 10am; stories, songs,
fingerplays, and action rhymes for ages 3-5; free;
for information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf
Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr.,
Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, Wed Jul 1
thru Fri Jul 31.
Summer Reading Club: Every Hero Has a
Story!, when children complete their summer
reading log by August 1 they will receive prizes,
a certificate and their elementary school will be
notified that they completed the program; free;
for information, call 309-524-2440, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, Wed Jul 1 thru Fri Jul 31.
Southwest Toddler Tales: Heroes in My
Family, on Wednesdays; stories, songs, and fun for
children ages birth to five; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed
Jul 1.
Summer Reading Program: Every Day
Heroes, kids join us for one month of reading to
win prizes, and to learn how to become everyday
hero; free; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis
Public Library, 105 8th St., Silvis, IL, SilvisLibrary.
org, Wed Jul 1 thru Sat Jul 18.
Preschool Story Time, on Thursdays; stories
and a craft for ages 3-5; free; for information, call
309-524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st
St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 10am Thu Jul 2
thru Thu Jul 23.
Reading Assistance Dogs, kids read to dogs
from Quad City Canines and build vocabulary and
self-confidence; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
6pm Thu Jul 2.
Dance Party Storytime, on Thursdays; using
yoga, dancing, and more, ages 0-5 join in on
our stories and songs; free; for information, call
563-326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Thu Jul 2 thru Thu
Jul 23.
Preschool Storytime, on Fridays; stories, music
and crafts to help equip your 2-5 year old with
the skills and motivation for early school success;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern
Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am
Fri Jul 3 thru Fri Jul 31.
Main Toddler Tales: Heroes in My Family, on
Fridays; stories, songs, and fun for children ages
birth to five; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
10:30am Fri Jul 3.
Baby Bounce, rhymes, songs, and stories
ages 0-18 months and their parents; free; for
information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 9:30am Fri Jul 3.
Preschool Storytime, on Mondays; stories,
music and crafts to help equip your 2-5 year old
with the skills and motivation for early school
success; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Mon
Jul 6 thru Mon Jul 27.
Stories in the Park, spread out your picnic
blanket and snacks, sit back and enjoy stories
in the park; we meet near the duck pond and
conservatory; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Vander Veer Botanical Park, 215 W Central
Park, Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 11am
Tue Jul 7.
30/31 Toddler Tales: Heroes That Make
Us Feel Better, stories, songs, and fun for
children ages birth to five; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL,

RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Tue Jul 7.
Storytime, on Tuesdays; stories and songs with
cutting-edge technology, for ages 0-5; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am Tue
Jul 7 thru Tue Jul 28.
Southwest Toddler Tales: Heroes That Make
Us Feel Better, on Wednesdays; stories, songs,
and fun for children ages birth to five; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am
Wed Jul 8.
Dan’s Reading Road Trip, at 9:30 & 10:30am;
IPTV star Dan Wardell puts on a high-energy,
interactive storytelling performance; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 9:30am Wed Jul 8.
Tales for Tots!, on Wednesdays; music,
action poems, fingerplays, and activity time for
ages birth - 3 with an adult caregiver; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Wed Jul 8 thru Mon
Jul 27.
Read with Rover!, event allows grades Pre-K to
6 to practice reading aloud; each drop-in session
pairs a young reader with a certified therapy
dog and handler from the Quad Cities Canine
Assistance Network; free; for information, call 309732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Jul 8.
Dan Wardell Reading Road Trip, at 9:30 &
10:30am; join Dan for a great story in this highenergy show; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
9:30am Thu Jul 9.
Main Toddler Tales: Heroes That Make Us
Feel Better, on Fridays; stories, songs, and fun for
children ages birth to five; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Fri Jul 10.
Baby Bounce, rhymes, songs, and stories
ages 0-18 months and their parents; free; for
information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 6pm Mon Jul 13.
30/31 Toddler Tales: Heroes at School, on
Tuesdays; stories, songs, and fun for children ages
birth to five; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch,
3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.
org, 10:30am Tue Jul 14.
Toddler Tales: Life in the Marsh, at 10am &
2pm; ages 3-5 enjoy a nature-themed story, a craft,
and an outdoor adventure; $3-5; for information,
call 563-323-5196, Nahant Marsh, 4220 Wapello
Ave., Davenport, IA, NahantMarsh.org, Tue Jul 14.
Southwest Toddler Tales: Heroes at School,
on Wednesdays; stories, songs, and fun for children
ages birth to five; free; for information, call 309732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Wed Jul 15.
Story Travelers, grades 2-4 receive a copy of
“Who Broke Lincoln’s Thumb” by Ron Roy before
the book discussion, and do activities based on
the book; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm
Wed Jul 15.
Read with Rover!, event allows grades Pre-K to
6 to practice reading aloud; each drop-in session
pairs a young reader with a certified therapy
dog and handler from the Quad Cities Canine
Assistance Network; free; for information, call 309732-7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
10:30am Fri Jul 17.
Main Toddler Tales: Heroes at School, on
Fridays; stories, songs, and fun for children ages
birth to five; free; for information, call 309-732-

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7323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
10:30am Fri Jul 17.
Pajama Story Time, ages 4-8 wear their PJs
and bring their favorite stuffed animal to hear new
stories; free; for information, call 309-524-2480,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 7pm Mon Jul 27.
Reading Assistance Dogs, kids read to dogs
from Quad City Canines and build vocabulary and
self-confidence; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
6pm Thu Aug 6.
Toddler Tales: Observing Nature, at 10am &
2pm; ages 3-5 enjoy a nature-themed story, a craft,
and an outdoor adventure; $3-5; for information,
call 563-323-5196, Nahant Marsh, 4220 Wapello
Ave., Davenport, IA, NahantMarsh.org, Tue Aug 11.
Toddler Storytime, engage your child’s early
literacy skills while having a blast; dancing, singing,
and stories all work together to make learning fun;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern
Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 10am
Tue Sep 1.

LIBRARY EVENTS
June

Summer Play and Grow, ages 3 & under talk,
sing, read, and play their way to early literacy; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Thu Jun
11.
Superhero Murder Mystery, teens use
their powers to find out who the culprit is, and
bring them to justice; prizes awarded; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island,
IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu Jun 11.
Tween Gaming, on Thursdays; try out popular
Wii U or xBox 360 games on the library’s big
screen; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Thu
Jun 11 thru Thu Jun 25.
Lego Club, spend your afternoon building
something super; free; for information, call 563344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
1:30pm Fri Jun 12.
Project Next Generation: Dream, Design,
Deliver Video Game Workshop, on Saturdays;
grades 5 & up learn how to design their own video
games; free; for information, contact Jan LaRoche
at jlaroche@molinelibrary.org or 309-524-2470,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 2:30pm Sat Jun 13.
Child’s Play: Create, Explore, Experience, on
Saturdays for preschool-age children; the rotating
program may include components of traditional
storytimes, active movement, rhythm with music,
and simple crafts; free; for information, call 563344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
10am Sat Jun 13 thru Sat Jun 27.
Cupcake Wars, for ages 11-18; decorate
cupcakes in the style of your favorite superhero;
cupcakes will be judged on creativity and design;
compete in teams of up to three for a chance to
win prizes; free; for information, call 309-524-2440,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6pm Mon Jun 15.
Hanson Family: HERO Juggling & Unicycling,
gravity-defying unicycle tricks, amazing highenergy juggling feats, and stories about everyday
for all ages; free; for information, call 309-5242480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline,
IL, MolineLibrary.com, 1pm Mon Jun 15.
Who’s at the (Niabi) Zoo?, a family
presentation by a Niazi zookeeper; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd.,

Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 11am Mon
Jun 15.
Lego Lab, on Mondays; enjoy an hour of openbuild with the library’s Lego collection; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Mon
Jun 15 thru Mon Jun 29.
Okatu Afternoon, on Mondays; for those who
love anime, manga, and video games; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon Jun 15 thru
Mon Jun 29
Faster than the Speed of Math, on Tuesdays;
for grades 2-6; super-powered math projects with
tutor Elizabeth Russell; free; for information and
to register, call 309-732-7360, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 3:15pm Tue Jun 16 thru
Tue Jun 30.
Animal Heroes, on Tuesdays; join us in
welcoming local heroes for the animal world; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport
Public Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern
Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm
Tue Jun 16 thru Tue Jun 30.
Superhero Role-Playing, on Tuesdays; a
drop-in game of Mutants & Masterminds with
pre-generated heroes and villains; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 12:30pm Tue Jun 16 thru
Tue Jun 30.
Teen Volunteer Council, share your ideas
about what you’d like to see the library doing;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport,
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Tue Jun 16.
Teen Gaming Night, enjoy Xbox 360, Wii,
board games, and snacks; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Wed Jun 17.
Summer Lego Bricks Club, grades preK-6
design a piece of Lego art to be displayed at the
library; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059
30th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm
Wed Jun 17.
Magic: The Gathering Club, on Wednesdays;
compete with other collectors; you’ll need your
own deck of cards; free; for information, call 563344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
3:30pm Wed Jun 17 and Wed Jun 24.
Lego Block Club, for grades pre-K-6; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed
Jun 17.
Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; teens play PS3,
Xbox 360, Wii, Dungeons & Dragons, Yu-Gi-Oh,
and more; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm
Wed Jun 17 and Wed Jun 24.
Teen-ucopia, on Wednesdays; teens enjoy a
variety of video games, board games, crafts, and
other activities; for information, call 309-524-2440,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Jun 17 and Wed
Jun 24.
Powers of a Superhero with the Blank Park
Zoo, free; for information, call 563.285.4794,
Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th Ave., Eldridge, IA,
CalendarWiz.com/scottcountylibrary, 11am Thu
Jun 18.
Building with Books Lego Club, ages 4-12
build with Lego blocks and listen to stories; free;
for information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 6:30pm Thu Jun 18.
Super Foods for Super Kids, join a Hy-Vee
dietician and learn to make smoothies out of super
foods, and sample and take home a recipe; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public

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Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm Fri Jun 19.
Meet Elephant & Piggie!, meet characters
from the popular Mo Willems books, and do
make-and-take crafts based on the series; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 10am Sat Jun 20.
Superhero School, bring your own stuffed
animal and teach it how to be a hero and
save the city; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern
Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat Jun 20.
Be a Superhero! Kids’ Costume Program,
kids make an entire superhero costume of wrist
cuffs, mask, cape, power pack, and shield, in
conjunction with the libraries’ summer-reading
program; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am
Mon Jun 22.
Pete the Cat, drop in to meet and have fun
with the costumed character Pete the Cat; free;
for information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 10am Tue Jun 23.
Meet Elephant & Piggie!, free; for information,
call 563-285-4794, Eldridge Library, 200 N.
6th Ave., Eldridge, IA, CalendarWiz.com/
scottcountylibrary, 10am Tue Jun 23.
Magician David Casas, fast-paced magic
and audience interaction; free; for information,
call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Wed Jun 24.
Summer Lego Bricks Club, grades preK-6
design a piece of Lego art to be displayed at
the library; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Jun 24.
Super Powers in the Park, join magician
David Casas at Schadt Park (12th street & 4th
avenue, located by the McGehee Center) as he
uses his super powers to amaze the audience;
free; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis
Public Library, 105 8th St., Silvis, IL, SilvisLibrary.
org, 10am Wed Jun 24.
Blank Park Zoo, meet some zoo animals that
have been on the endangered-species list; free;
for information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 2:30pm Thu Jun 25.
Library Mini-Golf, teens play our 18-hole
mini-golf course, compete against their friends,
and win prizes; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
6:30pm Thu Jun 25.
You Might Be a Hero Ventriloquism Show,
ventriloquist Lisa Laird, and her pals Lily, Shiloh,
Jemimah, Miss Sapphire, and Julius, will present
a show about some unlikely heroes, including
some animals from history; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10am Thu Jun 25.
You Might Be a Hero Ventriloquism Show,
ventriloquist Lisa Laird, and her pals Lily, Shiloh,
Jemimah, Miss Sapphire, and Julius, will present
a show about some unlikely heroes, including
some animals from history; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 1pm Thu Jun 25.
Lego Club, spend your afternoon building
something super; free; for information, call
563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library,
2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Fri Jun 26.
Meet Elephant & Piggie!, free; for information,
call 563-285-4794, Eldridge Library, 200 N.
6th Ave., Eldridge, IA, CalendarWiz.com/
scottcountylibrary, 10am Fri Jun 26.
Superhero Live Clue, for ages 11-18; play a
live version of the classic board game; groups

of up to five will compete for a chance to win
prizes; free; for information, call 309-524-2440,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 6pm Mon Jun 29.
Superhero Night, teens watch a superhero
movie, make crafts based on superheroes and
comics, and enjoy some super snacks; crafts
include making a collage or creating your own
graphic novel; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Main Library,
401 19th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org,
5:30pm Tue Jun 30.

July
Summer Lego Bricks Club, grades preK-6
design a piece of Lego art to be displayed at the
library; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm
Wed Jul 1.
Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; teens play PS3,
Xbox 360, Wii, Dungeons & Dragons, Yu-Gi-Oh,
and more; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm
Wed Jul 1 thru Wed Jul 29.
Teen-ucopia, on Wednesdays; teens enjoy a
variety of video games, board games, crafts, and
other activities; for information, call 309-524-2440,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com,Wed Jul 1 thru Wed Jul 29.
Magic: The Gathering Club, on Wednesdays;
compete with other collectors; you’ll need your
own deck of cards; free; for information, call 563344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
3:30pm Wed Jul 1 thru Wed Jul 29.
Dinosaurs in the Park, learn about how
scientists are “heroes” and about their amazing
work, and play with “dinosaurs” and reconnect
with the natural world; free; for information, call
309-755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St.,
Silvis, IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 10:30am Thu Jul 2.
Child’s Play: Create, Explore, Experience, on
Saturdays for preschool-age children; the rotating
program may include components of traditional
storytimes, active movement, rhythm with music,
and simple crafts; free; for information, call 563344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
10am Sat Jul 4 thru Sat Jul 25.
Okatu Afternoon, on Mondays; for those who
love anime, manga, and video games; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6:30pm Mon Jul 6 thru
Mon Jul 20.
Hometown Heroes, local firefighters and police
officers will talk about their heroic jobs and show
their special vehicles; free; for information, call 563344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
10am Mon Jul 6.
See the Show, Become a Pro Juggling Show,
a super-sized Interactive juggling show with
juggler, stilt-walker and balloon twister Jason
Kollum; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 10am
Mon Jul 6.
Jack Kollum & the Balloon Creation
Workshop, learn to create amazing balloon
animals in this interactive workshop; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 6pm Tue Jul 7.
Jack Kollum: Juggler Extraordinaire, see a
comedy variety juggling and balancing show, and
try some of the easy and fun skills you saw in the
show; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 2pm
Tue Jul 7.
Faster than the Speed of Math, on Tuesdays;
for grades 2-6; super-powered math projects with
tutor Elizabeth Russell; free; for information and

to register, call 309-732-7360, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 3:15pm Tue Jul 7 and Tue
Jul 14.
Superhero Role-Playing, on Tuesdays; a
drop-in game of Mutants & Masterminds with
pre-generated heroes and villains; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 12:30pm Tue Jul 7 thru
Tue Jul 21.
Teen Gaming Night, enjoy Xbox 360, Wii,
board games, and snacks; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Jul 7.
Superheroes and Their Influence on Our
Lives, listen to Brian Russell talk about how
superheroes have influenced our lives; learn how
superheroes, from Spider-Man to Superman,
have commented on and, in some cases, even
shaped American public opinion and influenced
American policies; free; for information, call 309755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St., Silvis, IL,
SilvisLibrary.org, 5pm Tue Jul 7.
Superhero Juggler Jason Kollum, join us at
Schadt Park (12th St & 4th Ave, located by the
McGehee Center) to watch Jason the Juggler use
his super powers to amaze the audience; free;
for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis Public
Library, 105 8th St., Silvis, IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 10am
Wed Jul 8.
Superhero Academy, train to be a superhero
with various challenges and activities; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Wed Jul 8.
Summer Lego Bricks Club, grades preK-6
design a piece of Lego art to be displayed at the
library; free; for information, call 309-732-7323,
Rock Island Public Library - 30/31 Branch, 3059
30th St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm
Wed Jul 8.
Jason Kollum’s “See a Juggler, Be a Juggler”,
eye-popping balancing, juggling, and variety
stunts for all ages; free; for information, call 309524-2480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.,
Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 2pm Wed Jul 8.
Comedian & Juggler Jason Kollum, free; for
information, call 563.285.4794, Eldridge Library,
200 N. 6th Ave., Eldridge, IA, CalendarWiz.com/
scottcountylibrary, 6pm Wed Jul 8.
Tween Gaming, on Thursdays; try out popular
Wii U or xBox 360 games on the library’s big
screen; free; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 3:30pm Thu
Jul 9 thru Thu Jul 23.
Play and Grow, ages birth to 3 talk, sing,
play, and read their way to early literacy; with
board-certified Music Therapist Lorna Johnson,
from Music Therapy Services of West Music; bring
children under three for an interactive music
program that fosters early learning with motion,
music, and play instruments; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- 30/31 Branch, 3059 30th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10:30am Thu Jul 9.
Superhero Skating, join the library at Skate
City to celebrate our Summer Reading Program;
free; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis
Public Library, 105 8th St., Silvis, IL, SilvisLibrary.
org, 6pm Thu Jul 9.
Lego Club, spend your afternoon building
something super; free; for information, call 563344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
1:30pm Fri Jul 10.
Super Cookies!, teens will be given cookies,
icing, sundry toppings, and a mystery ingredient
to design a masterpiece, with cookies judged
by a library panel of superhero experts; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 3pm Sat Jul 11.
Teddy Bear Superhero Camp Drop-Off, leave
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library for the week, and the libraries will take
pictures of all the fun activities your teddy does
while you’re away; pick your animal back up on
July 17 at 1:30 and see what happened during
camp; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 9am
Mon Jul 13.
Superhero Moves, learn how to move like a
“superhero” at Ekim’s Karate at 405 1st Ave N, Silvis,
IL; free; for information, call 309-755-3393, Silvis
Public Library, 105 8th St., Silvis, IL, SilvisLibrary.
org, 6pm Mon Jul 13.
Teen Anime Night, teens choose which anime
they want to watch from the website Crunchyroll,
enjoy Japanese snacks and learn to write a
Japanese character; free; for information and to
register, call 309-732-7360, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Jul 14.
The Sword in the Stone, Traveling Lantern
Theatre Company presents the classic story of
the boy who grows up to be King Arthur; free;
for information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 1:30pm Tue Jul 14.
Summer Lego Bricks Club, grades preK-6
design a piece of Lego art to be displayed at
the library; free; for information, call 309-7327323, Rock Island Public Library - Southwest
Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed Jul 15.
Building with Books Lego Club, ages 4-12
build with Lego blocks and listen to stories; free;
for information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 6:30pm Thu Jul 16.
Heroes Throughout History, learn about “The
Camping Trip That Changed America” featuring
Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and our national
parks; read by the campfire, make S’mores, craft a
pair of binoculars and a bird feeder, enjoy a nature
walk, and more; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
1pm Thu Jul 16.
Mad Mixtures Show: Super Science & Nature
Fun, learn about the super-powers of science
and nature with a fun, informative presentation
from Jason Dornbush of the Bluedorn Science
Imaginarium and Grout Museum District in
Waterloo, IA; Jason will present a wide variety of
science experiments including feats of Super Cold,
Combustion, Kitchen Science, and bring some
of the museum’s animal friends as well; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 10am Thu Jul 16.
Mad Mixtures Show: Super Science & Nature
Fun, learn about the super-powers of science
and nature with a fun, informative presentation
from Jason Dornbush of the Bluedorn Science
Imaginarium and Grout Museum District in
Waterloo, IA; Jason will present a wide variety of
science experiments including feats of Super Cold,
Combustion, Kitchen Science, and bring some
of the museum’s animal friends as well; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 1pm Thu
Jul 16.
Teddy Bear Superhero Camp Pick-Up, see
pictures of what your stuffed animals did during
their week of camp; free; for information, call 563344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
1:30pm Fri Jul 17.
Lego Club, spend your afternoon building
something super; free; for information, call 563344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
11am Sat Jul 18.
Teen Volunteer Council, share your ideas
about what you’d like to see the library doing;
free; for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport,
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Tue Jul 21.

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LIBRARY EVENTS
July

You Might be a Hero, Lisa Laird’s Pocket Full
of Fun will entertain with her ventriloquism and
many puppets; free; for information, call 309-5242480, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline,
IL, MolineLibrary.com, 10am Tue Jul 21.
Minecraft Night, for ages 11-18; play classic
Minecraft or the Xbox One version; board games
and Nintendo Wii will also be available; free; for
information, call 309-524-2440, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 6pm Thu Jul 23.
Paper Towns Party, teens celebrate the
upcoming release of the movie based on John
Green’s bestselling book; with YouTube videos
by the vlog brothers (John and Hank Green) and
others, crafts and snacks related to the movie; free;
for information and to register, call 309-732-7360,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu
Jul 23.
Lego Club, spend your afternoon building
something super; free; for information, call 563344-4175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
1:30pm Fri Jul 24.
Steve ‘n TV’s “Superheroes for Reading”
Comedy Show, Steve Couch’s “TV” becomes a
super-villain to try to stop children from reading;
come be superheroes to foil the villain’s plan; free;
for information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 2pm Sat Jul 25.
Charlie’s Heroes Puppet Show, presented by
the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, for
ages 3-8; free; for information, call 309-524-2470,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 1pm Mon Jul 27.
Super Readers Carnival, free; for information,
call 563.285.4794, Eldridge Library, 200 N. 6th Ave.,
Eldridge, IA, CalendarWiz.com/scottcountylibrary,
5:30pm Mon Jul 27.
Epic Cosplay Night, teens arrive in costume
and take pictures with friends in our photo booth,
learn about Cosplay and how to make your own
costumes and accessories, and watch videos; free;
for information and to register, call 309-732-7360,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Thu
Jul 30.

August & September
Summer Reading Finishing Party, have
ice cream and watch a movie; you’ll receive an
invitation when you turn in your completed
Summer Reading Program reading log; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Davenport Public
Library - Eastern Ave. Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2pm Sat
Aug 1.
Teen Gaming, on Wednesdays; teens play PS3,
Xbox 360, Wii, Dungeons & Dragons, Yu-Gi-Oh,
and more; for information, call 563-326-7832,
Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 2:30pm
Wed Aug 5 thru Wed Sep 2.
Teen-ucopia, on Wednesdays; teens enjoy a
variety of video games, board games, crafts, and
other activities; for information, call 309-524-2440,
Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL,
MolineLibrary.com, 2:30pm Wed Aug 5 thru Wed
Sep 2.
Lego Block Club, for grades pre-K-6; free; for
information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public
Library - Southwest Branch, 9010 Ridgewood Rd.,
Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 4pm Wed
Aug 19.
Family Fun and Discovery Fair, free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA,
BettendorfLibrary.com, 9pm Sat Aug 22 thru Sun
Aug 23.

Teen Gaming Night, enjoy Xbox 360, Wii,
board games, and snacks; free; for information,
call 309-732-7323, Rock Island Public Library
- Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL,
RockIslandLibrary.org, 6pm Tue Aug 25.
Geek&Snack, join us in creating delicious
snacks inspired by some of our favorite fandoms
such as Harry Potter, Doctor Who, and others; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport,
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm Tue Sep 1.
Lego Club, test your skills of building and
design; free; for information, call 563-3267832, Davenport Public Library - Eastern Ave.
Branch, 6000 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 4pm Tue Sep 1.

THEATRE

PERFORMANCES

Go, Dog, Go!, stage version of P.D. Eastman’s
classic children’s book, in a Theatre for Young
People presentation; Saturdays and Wednesday;
$5; for tickets and information, call 563-242-6760,
Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, 311 Riverview Dr.,
Clinton, IA, ClintonShowboat.org, Sat Jun 13 thru
Sat Jun 20.
The Reluctant Dragon, Mary Hall Surface’s
adaptation of the beloved Kenneth Grahame
book; scheduled performances at 10am & 1pm;
$9; for tickets and information, call 319-622-6262,
Old Creamery Theatre, 39 38th Ave., Amana, IA,
OldCreamery.com, Sat Jun 13 thru Sat Jun 27.
How I Became a Pirate, family musical based
on Melinda Long’s and David Shannon’s children’s
book; scheduled performances at 10am & 1pm;
$8.50; for tickets and information, call 309-7867733 extension 2, Circa ‘21 Dinner Playhouse, 1828
3rd Ave., Rock Island, IL, Circa21.com, Sat Jun 20
thru Sat Jul 11.
Camp Disney, a Theatre for Young People
presentation; $5; for tickets and information, call
563-242-6760, Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, 311
Riverview Dr., Clinton, IA, ClintonShowboat.org,
12pm Sat Jun 27.
Peter Pan, Comden & Green’s musical classic
based on the J.M. Barrie adventure, directed
by Zachary L. Gray; $17-25; for tickets and
information, call 815-244-2035, Timber Lake
Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll, IL,
TimberLakePlayhouse.org, Thu Jul 2 thru Sat Jul
11.
Secret Identity Summer Drama Club
Performance, a free performance from kids
participating in a summer drama workshop; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 2pm Wed Jul 8.
Seussical, Tony-nominated musical based
on the beloved children’s books; for tickets and
information, call 563-242-6760, Clinton Area
Showboat Theatre, 311 Riverview Dr., Clinton, IA,
ClintonShowboat.org, Thu Jul 9 thru Sun Jul 19.
The Sword in the Stone, Traveling Lantern
Theatre Company presents the classic story of
the boy who grows up to be King Arthur; free;
for information, call 309-524-2480, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 1:30pm Tue Jul 14.
Junie B. Jones: The Musical, stage version of
the beloved children’s book, in a Theatre for Young
People presentation; Wed. & Sat. $5; for tickets
and information, call 563-242-6760, Clinton Area
Showboat Theatre, 311 Riverview Dr., Clinton, IA,
ClintonShowboat.org, 12pm Wed Jul 15 and Sat
Jul 18.
Camp Broadway, a Theatre for Young People
presentation; $5; for tickets and information, call
563-242-6760, Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, 311
Riverview Dr., Clinton, IA, ClintonShowboat.org,
12pm Sat Jul 25.
Junie B. Jones: The Musical, stage version
of the beloved children’s book, in a Theatre for
Young People presentation; $5; for tickets and
information, call 563-242-6760, Clinton Area

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Showboat Theatre, 311 Riverview Dr., Clinton, IA,
ClintonShowboat.org, 12pm Sat Aug 1.
Mary Poppins, Tony-winning stage musical
based on the Disney film classic, directed by
Harold Truitt; Thu.-Sat. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm; $11-16;
for tickets and information, call 309-762-6610,
Quad City Music Guild - Prospect Park Auditorium,
1584 34th Ave., Moline, IL, QCMusicGuild.com,
7:30pm Fri Aug 7 thru Sun Aug 16.
James & the Giant Peach, stage adaptation
of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book; Tue.,
and Thu.-Sat.; $7; for tickets and information, call
815-244-2035, Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black
Oak Road, Mt. Carroll, IL, TimberLakePlayhouse.org,
2pm Tue Aug 4 thru Sat Aug 8.
Seussical Jr., student-performed, one-act
version of the Tony-nominated storybook musical,
directed by Richard Hall and Angie Ruley; Sat.
7pm, Sun. 2pm; $5-7; for tickets and information,
call 563-652-9815, Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 1215
E Platt St., Maquoketa, IA, OhnwardFineArtsCenter.
com, Sat Aug 8 and Sun Aug 9.

AUDITIONS/WORKSHOPS

Secret Identity Summer Drama Club, for
grades 4 & up, on Mondays & Wednesdays thru
July 8; practice your skills in keeping a secret
superhero identity by putting on short skits
and improvisation exercises with friends with
summer, under the direction of Angela Rathman;
for information and to register, call 309-732-7360,
Rock Island Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th
St., Rock Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 1pm
Mon Jun 15.
Camp 56, thru June 26; for grades 3-9; camp
director Lisa Gadomski will engage campers in a
series of fun-filled activities including song, dance,
make-up, costuming and visits to and with festival
sets, cast and crew; the culmination of their camp
experience will be their on-stage appearance
as part of the chorus ensemble in several
performances of the Festival 56 production of
“Gypsy”; $100; for information, call 815-379-2031
or e-mail learningstage@festival56.com, Grace
Performing Arts Center, 316 S. Main St., Princeton,
IL, Festival56.com/education, Mon Jun 15.
Reader’s Theater, thru July 17, for ages 8-10;
learn the style of theater in which the actors do
not memorize their lines; actors use only their
reading skills to help the audience understand the
story rather than visual storytelling with the use of
sets and costumes; students will perform the plays
on the last day of class; $45; for information and to
register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College Quad City Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.
edu, 8am Mon Jul 13.
Seussical Jr., auditions at 10am and 1pm for
the one-act version of the storybook musical
running August 8 & 9, directed by Richard Hall
and Angie Ruley; seeking students ages 8 - 18;
be prepared to sing and read from the script;
$35 cost to participate covers all, music, scripts,
scenery, a Seussical Jr. T-shirt, and workshops; for
information, call 563-652-9815 or e-mail, Ohnward
Fine Arts Center, 1215 E Platt St., Maquoketa, IA,
OhnwardFineArtsCenter.com, 10am Mon Jul 13.
Theatre Workshop for Teens, for ages 12
& up, thru July 17; this five-day experience will
feature workshops in acting, dance and music,
improvisation, playwriting, theatre design, and
how to audition for schools and professional
shows; $135 includes daily lunch and a ticket
to TLP’s production of “Big Fish”; for tickets and
information, call 815-244-2035, Timber Lake
Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt. Carroll, IL,
TimberLakePlayhouse.org, Mon Jul 13.
Children’s Theatre Workshop, for ages 7-11;
the three-hour workshop includes structured
storytelling games, creating characters, teambuilding ensemble activities, and a chance to learn
about all of the creative departments involved
in putting on a show; $30 includes a ticket to the
2pm performance of “James and The Giant Peach”;
for tickets and information, call 815-244-2035,
Timber Lake Playhouse, 8215 Black Oak Road, Mt.
Carroll, IL, TimberLakePlayhouse.org, Sat Aug 8.

DANCE

Ballet Quad Cities School of Dance Classes,
offering classes in Ballet Pointe, Modern, Jazz,
Tap, Conditioning, Creative Movement, and Adult
Ballet, for ages 3 to adult; all classes taught by the
company’s professional dancers; for information
and to register, call 309-786-2677, Ballet Quad
Cities School of Dance, 617 17th St, Rock Island,
IL, BalletQuadCities.com, Thu Jun 11 thru Wed
Sep 2.
Ballet Combo for Ages 9+, Mondays thru
July 20; classes provide proper training in
ballet technique, alignment, terminology, and
incorporating the discipline that is an integral part
of dance; dancers will also work on their favorite
dance tricks: leaps, turns, jumps, and more; $65;
for information and to register, call 563-326-7862,
Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave.,
Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 4pm
Mon Jun 15.
Ballet/Tap Combo I for Ages 5 - 6, Mondays
thru July 20; time is divided between ballet
and tap, with students changing shoes halfway
through the class; the combination allows for
students to experience the structure and discipline
of ballet, while supplementing it with the
precision and energy of tap; $55; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 4:10pm Mon Jun 15.
Ballet/Tap Combo II for Ages 7 - 9, Mondays
thru July 20; time is divided between ballet
and tap, with students changing shoes halfway
through the class; the combination allows for
students to experience the structure and discipline
of ballet, while supplementing it with the
precision and energy of tap; $55; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern Ave., Davenport, IA,
DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 5:10pm Mon Jun 15.
Tap/Jazz Combo for Ages 9+, Mondays
thru July 20; using special tap shoes to make
rhythmic sounds and combinations, students
will develop timing, rhythm, and coordination;
$60; for information and to register, call 563-3267862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org,
5:30pm Mon Jun 15.
Cinderella Camp for Ages 7-8, thru June 15;
presented by University of Iowa Youth Ballet,
held in Halsey Hall, near the corner of Jefferson
and Madison streets on the UI campus; $100; for
information and to register, call 319-335-2193 or
email kathryn-smith@uiowa.edu, University of
Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Dance.uiowa.edu, 12:30pm
Mon Jun 15.
Nutcracker Camp for Ages 5-6, thru June
15; presented by University of Iowa Youth Ballet,
held in Halsey Hall, near the corner of Jefferson
and Madison streets on the UI campus; $100; for
information and to register, call 319-335-2193 or
email kathryn-smith@uiowa.edu, University of
Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Dance.uiowa.edu, 9:30am Mon
Jun 15.
Hip Hop I for Ages 7 - 9, Tuesdays thru July
21; this course uses high-energy, contemporary
routines with current moves and popular music;
$55; for information and to register, call 563-3267862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org,
4:30pm Tue Jun 16.
Hip Hop II for Ages 10+, Tuesdays thru July
21; this course uses high-energy, contemporary
routines with current moves and popular music;
$60; for information and to register, call 563-3267862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org,
5:30pm Tue Jun 16.
Tumble Intensive for Ages 8 - 11, Tuesdays
thru July 21; this class focuses on basic tumbling
and gymnastic skills; exercises develop flexibility,
focus, and routine skills; $60; for information
and to register, call 563-326-7862, Davenport
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DavenportJuniorTheatre.org, 5pm Tue Jun 16.
Poms Dance Team for Ages 10+, Thursdays
thru July 23; students learn precision and strong
arm motions while focusing on technical dance
skills of balance, strength, and flexibility, and learn
routines in areas of jazz, hip hop, kick-line, and
more; $55; for information and to register, call 563326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org,
6pm Thu Jun 18.
Poms Dance Team for Ages 5 - 6, Thursdays
thru July 23; students learn precision and strong
arm motions while focusing on technical dance
skills of balance, strength, and flexibility, and learn
routines in areas of jazz, hip hop, kick-line, and
more; $55; for information and to register, call 563326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org,
4pm Thu Jun 18.
Poms Dance Team for Ages 7 - 9, Thursdays
thru July 23; students learn precision and strong
arm motions while focusing on technical dance
skills of balance, strength, and flexibility, and learn
routines in areas of jazz, hip hop, kick-line, and
more; $55; for information and to register, call 563326-7862, Davenport Junior Theatre, 2822 Eastern
Ave., Davenport, IA, DavenportJuniorTheatre.org,
5pm Thu Jun 18.
Sleeping Beauty Camp for Ages 9-10, thru
June 26; presented by University of Iowa Youth
Ballet, held in Halsey Hall, near the corner of
Jefferson and Madison streets on the UI campus;
$125; for information and to register, call 319335-2193 or email kathryn-smith@uiowa.edu,
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Dance.uiowa.edu,
1pm Mon Jun 22.

MUSEUMS
June

Rainforest Adventure, climb a nine foot kapok
tree, explore a gorilla nest, discover products that
come from tropical rainforests, study animals and
plants using unique science tools, and learn about
children from around the world to learn how their
families help protect rainforests; for information,
call 563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning
Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, FamilyMuseum.org, Sat
Jun 13 thru Tue Jun 30.
For Sale by Kids, a great opportunity for kids
to sell their handmade crafts or gently-used items;
free to shop, $15 to sell; for information, call 563344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus
Dr, Bettendorf, IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 8:30am Sat
Jun 13.
Rube Goldberg Design Academy Camp for
Grades 3-6, thru June 19; discover the power
of tinkering to really make things happen and
create a functional Rube Goldberg machine;
$150-160; for information, call 563-324-1933,
Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org/Education/
SummerCamps, 9am Mon Jun 15.
Make Something Special for Dad, make a
keepsake card for Dad and a crown out of duct
tape; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family
Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf,
IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 10:30am Sat Jun 20.
Putnamology Jr. Half-Day Camp for Grades
K-2, thru June 26; spend your week with handson, exciting science, technology, engineering,
and math events and activities; $76.50-85; for
information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum
& Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA,
Putnam.org/Education/SummerCamps, 1pm Mon
Jun 22.
Seuss on the Loose Half-Day Camp for
Grades K-2, thru June 26; oobleck, green eggs
and ham, and more Seuss-y Science awaits;
$76.50-85; for information, call 563-324-1933,
Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org/Education/
SummerCamps, 9am Mon Jun 22.
Minute to Win It!, discover how high can you

balance a toppling tower of cups, how many times
can you catch a ping pong ball on your head, and
more, all in under 60 seconds; for information, call
563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning
Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
10:30am Sat Jun 27.
iCode, for grades 5-8; code your way to an
amazing animated short, your own video game,
and more, and uncover the language of computers
and discover limitless possibilities; $31.50-35; for
information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum
& Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA,
Putnam.org/Education/SummerCamps, 9am Mon
Jun 29.
No Boys Allowed, for girls only, in grades 5-8;
dive in, discover, and discuss your way through all
things science; $31.50-35; for information, call 563324-1933, Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717
W 12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org/Education/
SummerCamps, 9am Tue Jun 30.

July
Rainforest Adventure, climb a nine foot
kapok tree, explore a gorilla nest, discover
products that come from tropical rainforests,
study animals and plants using unique science
tools, and learn about children from around the
world to learn how their families help protect
rainforests; for information, call 563-344-4106,
Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf, IA, FamilyMuseum.org, Wed Jul 1
thru Fri Jul 31.
Structurally Sound, for grades 5-8; challenge
your hands and mind in this day-long adventure
of building and designing bridges, towers,
shelters, and more; $31.50-35; for information,
call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & Science
Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.
org/Education/SummerCamps, 9am Wed Jul 1.
Camp C3 Camp for Grades 3-6, thru July 10;
this weeklong camp will be filled with computercoding opportunities in gaming, animation, mini
processors, and more; $150-160; for information,
call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & Science
Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.
org/Education/SummerCamps, 9am Mon Jul 6.
Special Needs Night, the Family Museum
will open its doors after hours for an exclusive
event for families with children who have special
needs; $7; for information, call 563-344-4106,
Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf, IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 5:30pm Fri
Jul 10.
Explore Measuring!, at 10:30am, help count
all the things that go Over the Ledge, and at
1pm, learn about volume and measuring as we
pour water in and out of many different size
containers; for information, call 563-344-4106,
Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf, IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 10:30am Sat
Jul 11.
Patent Pending Camp for Grades 3-6, thru
July 17; explore inventions from across time and
around the globe, then dig in and join great
inventors by developing your very own creation;
$150-160; for information, call 563-324-1933,
Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org/Education/
SummerCamps, 9am Mon Jul 13.
Ribbon Dance Party, attach a beautiful
rainbow ribbon to a stick and wave it to the
music; for information, call 563-344-4106, Family
Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf,
IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 10:30am Sat Jul 18.
Raiders of the Last Artifact Half-Day Camp
for Grades K-2, thru July 24; trek across the
Putnam in search of gold, meteors, fossils and
more in this adventure camp full of twists, turns,
and fun surprises; $76.50-85; for information,
call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & Science
Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.
org/Education/SummerCamps, 9am Mon Jul 20.
Rube Goldberg Design Academy Jr HalfDay Camp for Grades K-2, thru July 24; use
simple machines and tinker your way towards
fun and funny machines in this cause-effect

camp full of hands-on discoveries; $76.50-85; for
information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum
& Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport,
IA, Putnam.org/Education/SummerCamps, 1pm
Mon Jul 20.
Rainforest Day, make a model of a bromeliad,
a plant that is found in the rainforest of Brazil,
with a special appearance by rainforest
insects the Madagascar Hissing Roaches; for
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum,
2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA,
FamilyMuseum.org, 10:30am Sat Jul 25.
Engineering Kids Camp for Grades 4-6,
create and learn alongside Iowa State students
and professional engineers; explore robotics,
test your engineering problem-solving, and
take in a giant-screen film; lunch and t-shirt
included; $40; for information, call 563-324-1933,
Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org/Education/
SummerCamps, Mon Jul 27.
Engineering Kids Camp for Grades 2-3,
create and learn alongside Iowa State students
and professional engineers; explore robotics,
test your engineering problem-solving, and
take in a giant-screen film; lunch and t-shirt
included; $40; for information, call 563-324-1933,
Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org/Education/
SummerCamps, Wed Jul 29.
Engineering Kids Camp for Girls in Grades
4-8, create and learn alongside Iowa State
students and professional engineers; explore
robotics, test your engineering problem-solving,
and take in a giant-screen film; lunch and t-shirt
included; $40; for information, call 563-324-1933,
Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org/Education/
SummerCamps, Thu Jul 30.
Engineering Kids Camp for Grades 7-8,
create and learn alongside Iowa State students
and professional engineers; explore robotics,
test your engineering problem-solving, and
take in a giant-screen film; lunch and t-shirt
included; $40; for information, call 563-324-1933,
Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org/Education/
SummerCamps, Fri Jul 31.

August & September
Rainforest Adventure, climb a nine foot
kapok tree, explore a gorilla nest, discover
products that come from tropical rainforests,
study animals and plants using unique science
tools, and learn about children from around the
world to learn how their families help protect
rainforests; for information, call 563-344-4106,
Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf, IA, FamilyMuseum.org, Sat Aug 1
thru Wed Sep 2.
Pack It Up!, at 10:30am, play Over the Ledge:
The Bag I’m Taking to Grandma’s, and at 1pm,
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information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum,
2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA,
FamilyMuseum.org, 10:30am Sat Aug 1.
“Don’t Try This at Home!” Camp for Grades
3-6, thru Aug. 7; come to this camp for science
that leaves a mark as you try all those things you
could never do at home and end your week with
a bang; $150-160; for information, call 563-3241933, Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org/Education/
SummerCamps, 9am Mon Aug 3.
The Power of Magnets, enjoy a 10:30am
Mad Science Demo, and at 1pm, play with some
magnetic building sets; for information, call
563-344-4106, Family Museum, 2900 Learning
Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA, FamilyMuseum.org,
10:30am Sat Aug 8.
Newspaper Towers, work together to
see how tall you can build a tower using
only newspaper and masking tape; for
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum,
2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA,
FamilyMuseum.org, 10:30am Sat Aug 15.
Chain Reactors!, test your kinetic skills by
using Newton’s laws of motion and tension
to put together a woven line of craft sticks
that explode, and set up dominoes or big
wooden blocks to topple in a long line; for
information, call 563-344-4106, Family Museum,
2900 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA,
FamilyMuseum.org, 10:30am Sat Aug 22.
Steve ‘n’ TV and The Amazing You, Steve
Couch and his computer-animated friend “TV”
will take your family on a fun-filled adventure
through your own body; test your vision with
incredible optical illusions, feel what’s in the
Boxes of Mystery, test your hearing with “Name
that Noise,” rock out at “Smellapalooza,” and
much more; for information, call 563-344-4106,
Family Museum, 2900 Learning Campus Dr,
Bettendorf, IA, FamilyMuseum.org, 11am Sat
Aug 29.

MOVIES
June

The Lego Movie, screening of the Oscarnominated animated smash; for information, call
563-441-0242, Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 +
IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA, Cinemark.
com, 10am Thu Jun 11.
Thursday Theater, watch a popular G- or
PG-rated film with a science connection; free; for
information, call 563-344-4175, Bettendorf Public
Library, 2950 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf,
IA, BettendorfLibrary.com, 1:30pm Thu Jun 11.
Friday Super Movie, superheroes and
villains in a screening held in conjunction with
the libraries’ summer-reading program; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 1pm Fri Jun 12
thru Fri Jun 26.

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MOVIES
June

Friday Movie Matinee, popcorn, air
conditioning, and tales of heroic proportions
every Friday; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 2pm Fri Jun 12.
Dolphin Tale 2, screening of the family film
based on a true story; for information, call 563441-0242, Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX,
3601 E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com,
10am Mon Jun 15 thru Thu Jun 18.
Inside Access to Disney Pixar’s Inside Out,
go behind-the-scenes on the making of Pixar’s
new animated film; for information, call 563-4410242, Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601
E. 53rd St., Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, 6pm
Tue Jun 16.
Teen Movie Night, popular teen movies
on the big screen, plus snacks; free; for
information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount Street
Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA,
DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm Tue Jun 16.
Young Adult Thursday Theater, watch
popular PG-13 superhero movies, and check
out the in-house displays for the specific movie
being played; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 3pm Thu Jun 18.
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The
Lightning Thief, a screening in the library’s “Hero
Movie Series,” with free popcorn; for information,
call 309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210
41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 2pm Fri
Jun 19.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman, screening of the
animated hit; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E.
53rd St., Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, 10am
Mon Jun 22 thru Thu Jun 25.
Thursday Theater, watch a popular G or PG
movie with a hero connection, and check out
the in-house display for the specific movie being
played; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
1:30pm Thu Jun 25.
Superhero Movie Matinee, join us for a
movie matinee featuring an animated robotic
hero; bring your yoga mat and pillow and come
enjoy the show; free; for information, call 309755-3393, Silvis Public Library, 105 8th St., Silvis,
IL, SilvisLibrary.org, 1pm Sat Jun 27.
The Penguins of Madagascar, screening
of the animated spin-off of the “Madagascar”
comedies; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E.
53rd St., Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, 10am
Mon Jun 29 and Tue Jun 30.

July & August
The Penguins of Madagascar, screening
of the animated spin-off of the “Madagascar”
comedies; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E.
53rd St., Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, 10am
Wed Jul 1 and Thu Jul 2.
Young Adult Thursday Theater, watch
popular PG-13 superhero movies, and check
out the in-house displays for the specific movie
being played; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 3pm Thu Jul 2.
Friday Movie Matinee, popcorn, air
conditioning, and tales of heroic proportions
every Friday; free; for information, call 563326-7832, Fairmount Street Library, 3000 N.
Fairmount St., Davenport, IA, DavenportLibrary.
com, 2pm Fri Jul 3 thru Fri Jul 31.
Epic, a screening in the library’s “Hero Movie

Series,” with free popcorn; for information, call
309-524-2470, Moline Public Library, 3210 41st
St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.com, 2pm Fri Jul 3.
Night of the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,
second sequel to the family action-comedy
smash; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E.
53rd St., Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, 10am
Mon Jul 6 thru Thu Jul 9.
Teen Movie Night, watch popular teen
movies on the big screen and enjoy snacks; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport,
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm Tue Jul 7.
Thursday Theater, watch a popular G or PG
movie with a hero connection, and check out
the in-house display for the specific movie being
played; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
1:30pm Thu Jul 9.
Hook, 2 & 7pm screenings in the Throwback
Thursdays series; free; for information, call 309342-2299, The Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg
St., Galesburg, IL, TheOrpheum.org, 2pm Thu Jul
9, 7pm Thu Jul 9.
Friday Super Movie, superheroes and
villains in a screening held in conjunction with
the libraries’ summer-reading program; free;
for information, call 309-732-7323, Rock Island
Public Library - Main Library, 401 19th St., Rock
Island, IL, RockIslandLibrary.org, 1pm Fri Jul 10
and Fri Jul 17.
How to Train Your Dragon 2, screening of
the animated, Oscar-nominated action-comedy
sequel; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E.
53rd St., Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, 10am
Mon Jul 13 thru Thu Jul 16.
Young Adult Thursday Theater, watch
popular PG-13 superhero movies, and check
out the in-house displays for the specific movie
being played; free; for information, call 563-3444175, Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning
Campus Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.
com, 3pm Thu Jul 16.
Toy Story, 2 & 7pm screenings in the
Throwback Thursdays series; free; for information,
call 309-342-2299, The Orpheum Theatre, 57 S.
Kellogg St., Galesburg, IL, TheOrpheum.org, 2pm
Thu Jul 16, 7pm Thu Jul 16.
How to Train Your Dragon, a screening in the
library’s “Hero Movie Series,” with free popcorn;
for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public
Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 2pm Fri Jul 17.
Alvin & the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked,
screening of the animated-sequel smash; for
information, call 563-441-0242, Cinemark
Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E. 53rd St.,
Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, 10am Mon Jul 20
thru Thu Jul 23.
Teen Movie Night, watch popular teen
movies on the big screen and enjoy snacks; free;
for information, call 563-326-7832, Fairmount
Street Library, 3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport,
IA, DavenportLibrary.com, 5pm Tue Jul 21.
Thursday Theater, watch a popular G or PG
movie with a hero connection, and check out
the in-house display for the specific movie being
played; free; for information, call 563-344-4175,
Bettendorf Public Library, 2950 Learning Campus
Dr., Bettendorf, IA, BettendorfLibrary.com,
1:30pm Thu Jul 23.
Frozen, a screening in the Summer of the
Arts’“Free Movie Series”, outside Macbride
Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, 8:15pm Sat Jul 25.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, screening
of the decond sequel to the popular family
comedy; for information, call 563-441-0242,
Cinemark Davenport 53rd 18 + IMAX, 3601 E.
53rd St., Davenport, IA, Cinemark.com, 10am
Mon Jul 27 thru Thu Jul 30.
Rise of the Guardians, a screening in the
library’s “Hero Movie Series,” with free popcorn;
for information, call 309-524-2470, Moline Public

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Library, 3210 41st St., Moline, IL, MolineLibrary.
com, 2pm Fri Jul 31.
The Lego Movie, a screening in the
Summer of the Arts’“Free Movie Series”, outside
Macbride Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA,
SummerOfTheArts.org, 8:15pm Sat Aug 22.

COURSES
4-H Rifle Shooting Sports, Tuesdays thru
July 28; ages 10 & up develop their rifle-shooting
skills in this 4-H Shooting Sports Club using
.22 caliber rifles; youths can bring their own
ammunition, or purchase from the instructor;
$10-30; for information and to register, call 309756-9978, Nice Shot Shooting Range, 22147 N.
Spoon River Rd., Laura, IL, Web.extension.illinois.
edu/hmrs, 5pm Tue Jun 16.
Swim School for Ages 4-15, thru July 2;
Monday-Thursday at 9:15am, 10:15am, 11:15am,
4:15pm, or 5:15pm; all sessions are eight classes;
$55/session; for information and to register, call
309-796-5601, Black Hawk College - Community
Aquatic Center, 6600 34th Avenue, Moline, IL,
BHC.edu/swim, Mon Jun 22.
Spanish for Kids, ages 7-10; experience
the culture, history, food and dance of Latin
American countries; have fun learning the
alphabet, numbers, everyday words and
conversational phrases from a native speaker;
$22; for information and to register, call 309-7968223, Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus,
6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 10am Tue
Jun 23.
Swim School for Ages 4-15, thru July 16;
Monday-Thursday at 9:15am, 10:15am, 11:15am,
4:15pm, or 5:15pm; all sessions are eight classes;
$55/session; for information and to register, call
309-796-5601, Black Hawk College - Community
Aquatic Center, 6600 34th Avenue, Moline, IL,
BHC.edu/swim, Mon Jul 6.
Swim School for Ages 4-15, thru July 29;
Mondays & Wednesdays at 6:15pm; all sessions
are eight classes; $55/session; for information
and to register, call 309-796-5601, Black Hawk
College - Community Aquatic Center, 6600 34th
Avenue, Moline, IL, BHC.edu/swim, Mon Jul 6.
4-H Youth Food Preservation Workshop,
ages 9-14 learn how to can their own salsa; $12;
for information and to register, call 309-756-9978,
Camden Center, 2701 1st St. East, Milan, IL, Web.
extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 2pm Sun Jul 19.
Swim School for Ages 4-15, thru July 30;
Monday-Thursday at 9:15am, 10:15am, 11:15am,
4:15pm, or 5:15pm; all sessions are eight classes;
$55/session; for information and to register, call
309-796-5601, Black Hawk College - Community
Aquatic Center, 6600 34th Avenue, Moline, IL,
BHC.edu/swim, Mon Jul 20.
4-H Youth Food Preservation Workshop,
learn how to freeze and dry vegetables and
make their own jam and freezer pickles; $12; for
information and to register, call 309-756-9978,
Camden Center, 2701 1st St. East, Milan, IL, Web.
extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 2pm Sun Aug 2.

DAY CAMPS
June

Ecology Camp, June 15-17, for ages 7-12;
4-H Summer Day Camps for Youth hosted by the
University of Illinois Extension; for information,
call 309-756-9978, Quad City Botanical Center,
2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL, Web.extension.
illinois.edu, 9am Mon Jun 15.
Fashion Camp, thru June 18, for students
who will be entering grades 3-5; featuring daily,
75-minute sessions on “DIY Fashion,”“Modeling/
Skin Care/Etiquette,” and “Yesterday & Today in
Fashion”; $90; for information and to register,
call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College Outreach
Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL,

BHC.edu, 8am Mon Jun 15.
Cinderella Camp for Ages 7-8, thru June 15;
presented by University of Iowa Youth Ballet,
held in Halsey Hall, near the corner of Jefferson
and Madison streets on the UI campus; $100; for
information and to register, call 319-335-2193 or
email kathryn-smith@uiowa.edu, University of
Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Dance.uiowa.edu, 12:30pm
Mon Jun 15.
Nutcracker Camp for Ages 5-6, thru June
15; presented by University of Iowa Youth Ballet,
held in Halsey Hall, near the corner of Jefferson
and Madison streets on the UI campus; $100; for
information and to register, call 319-335-2193
or email kathryn-smith@uiowa.edu, University
of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Dance.uiowa.edu, 9:30am
Mon Jun 15.
Camp 56, thru June 26; for grades 3-9; camp
director Lisa Gadomski will engage campers in
a series of fun-filled activities including song,
dance, make-up, costuming and visits to and
with festival sets, cast and crew; the culmination
of their camp experience will be their on-stage
appearance as part of the chorus ensemble
in several performances of the Festival 56
production of “Gypsy”; $100; for information,
call 815-379-2031 or e-mail learningstage@
festival56.com, Grace Performing Arts Center,
316 S. Main St., Princeton, IL, Festival56.com/
education, Mon Jun 15.
Rube Goldberg Design Academy Camp for
Grades 3-6, thru June 19; discover the power
of tinkering to really make things happen and
create a functional Rube Goldberg machine;
$150-160; for information, call 563-324-1933,
Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org/Education/
SummerCamps, 9am Mon Jun 15.
Junior Conservationist Day Camp, thru June
26; for ages 7-11; enjoy outdoor recreation and
discover what it’s like to be a wildlife biologist;
campers will learn to protect, identify, track,
and collect data on many different kinds of
animals and plants; $175; for information, call
563-323-5196, Nahant Marsh, 4220 Wapello Ave.,
Davenport, IA, NahantMarsh.org, 9am Mon Jun
22.
Language Camp, thru June 29, for students
who will be entering grades 3-5; featuring
daily, 75-minute sessions on French, German,
and American Sign Language (ASL); $90; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8223,
Black Hawk College Outreach Center, 301 Avenue
of the Cities, East Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 8am Mon
Jun 22.
Mix It Up, thru June 26; Girl Scouts enjoy a
new adventure every day, from going under the
sea to enjoying a day at the spa; a week-long
program in the “Girl Scouts Summer Adventures”
series, featuring arts and crafts, games, field trips,
guest speakers, and more; $125; for information,
contact Heidi Harrell at 563-823-9940, ext.
302 or HeidiH@GirlScoutsToday.org, Girl Scout
Program Center, 2011 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL,
GirlScoutsIowa.org, 8am Mon Jun 22.
Sleeping Beauty Camp for Ages 9-10, thru
June 26; presented by University of Iowa Youth
Ballet, held in Halsey Hall, near the corner of
Jefferson and Madison streets on the UI campus;
$125; for information and to register, call 319335-2193 or email kathryn-smith@uiowa.edu,
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Dance.uiowa.
edu, 1pm Mon Jun 22.
Summertime Explorers Camp, thru June
25 for kids entering 3-6 grades; a 4-H Summer
Day Camp for Youth hosted by the University of
Illinois Extension; for information, call 309-7569978, Singing Bird Nature Center, Black Hawk
State Historic Site, Rock Island, IL, Web.extension.
illinois.edu, 8:30am Mon Jun 22.
Putnamology Jr. Half-Day Camp for Grades
K-2, thru June 26; spend your week with handson, exciting science, technology, engineering,
and math events and activities; $76.50-85; for
information, call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum
& Science Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport,

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IA, Putnam.org/Education/SummerCamps, 1pm
Mon Jun 22.
Seuss on the Loose Half-Day Camp for
Grades K-2, thru June 26; oobleck, green eggs
and ham, and more Seuss-y Science awaits;
$76.50-85; for information, call 563-324-1933,
Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org/Education/
SummerCamps, 9am Mon Jun 22.
Kids Summer Food Preservation, June
28, July 26, and August 2, for ages 11-18; a 4-H
Summer Day Camp for Youth hosted by the
University of Illinois Extension; for information,
call 309-756-9978, University of Illinois Extension
- Milan, 321 W. 2nd Ave., Milan, IL, Web.extension.
illinois.edu, 2pm Sun Jun 28.
Outdoor Adventure Camp, thru July 2, for
ages 10 & up; a 4-H Summer Day Camp for Youth
hosted by the University of Illinois Extension;
for information, call 309-756-9978, Rock Island
Conservation Club, 2421 Big Island Pkwy, Milan,
IL, Web.extension.illinois.edu, 8:30am Mon Jun
29.
Science/Math Camp, thru July 2, for students
who will be entering grades 3-5; featuring daily,
75-minute sessions on “World of Animals,”“Math
Projects,” and “Birds”; $90; for information and to
register, call 309-796-8223, Black Hawk College
Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities, East
Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 8am Mon Jun 29.
4-H Horse Experience Camp, thru July 2
for grades 5-8, with sessions 9:30am-12:30pm,
or 1:30-4:30pm; learn what it takes to groom,
halter and ride horses; this camp is designed for
beginners and will allow youth to get up close
with live horses each day; $45-65; for information
and to register, call 309-756-9978, New Kingdom
Trailriders, 18929 81st St., Sherrard, IL, Web.
extension.illinois.edu/hmrs, 9:30am Mon Jun 29.
Robotics 4-H Summer Camp, thru July 2,
for grades 6-8; learn more about robotics as a
competitive sport with the Kewanee High School
Robotics Teams; they will show participants
about the specific components used in their
builds, as well as aspects of brainstorming,
designing, building, programming, team
building and safe tool use; campers will work
together in small groups to design and build
robots which will be tested during a competition
at the end of the wee; $10-30; for information
and to register, call 309-756-9978, Black Hawk
College Community Education Center, 404 E. 3rd
St., Kewanee, IL, Web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs,
1pm Mon Jun 29.

July & August
Art Camp, thru July 9, for students who will be
entering grades 3-5; featuring daily, 75-minute
sessions on “American Cartooning,”“Recycled
Art,” and “Zentangles and Doodles”; $90; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8223,
Black Hawk College Outreach Center, 301 Avenue
of the Cities, East Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 8am Mon
Jul 6.
Camp C3 Camp for Grades 3-6, thru July 10;
this weeklong camp will be filled with computercoding opportunities in gaming, animation, mini
processors, and more; $150-160; for information,
call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & Science
Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.
org/Education/SummerCamps, 9am Mon Jul 6.
Girl Scouts Around the World, thru July 10;
Girl Scouts “travel” to different countries and learn
about the lives and traditions of the Girl Scouts
who live there; a week-long program in the “Girl
Scouts Summer Adventures” series, featuring
arts and crafts, games, field trips, guest speakers,
and more; $125; for information, contact Heidi
Harrell at 563-823-9940, ext. 302 or HeidiH@
GirlScoutsToday.org, Girl Scout Program Center,
2011 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, GirlScoutsIowa.org,
8am Mon Jul 6.
Flute Camp, thru July 17, for students entering
grades 7-12; four days of master class sessions
to improve tone, articulation, technique and
phrasing, followed by performances of solos,

small ensembles and the Flute Choir at 10am on
Friday; with instructors Janet Stodd and John
Rader; $100; for information and to register,
contact Janet Stodd at 309-794-7232 or rstodd@
sbcglobal.net, Galvin Fine Arts Center, 2101
Gaines St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 10am Mon
Jul 13.
Health Careers Adventure Camp, thru
July 17; students in grades 7-8; experience the
challenges, opportunities, and rewards of health
professions through hands-on learning sessions
provided by faculty and practicing clinicians;
$200-225 includes on-site pre- and post-program
supervision, a shirt and team bag, daily snack and
lunch, transportation to and from job shadow
experience and program costs; for information
and to register, e-mail schnecklothemilya@sau.
edu or call 563-333-5892, St. Ambrose University,
518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu/chhs,
8:30am Mon Jul 13.
Reader’s Theater, thru July 17, for ages 8-10;
learn the style of theater in which the actors do
not memorize their lines; actors use only their
reading skills to help the audience understand
the story rather than visual storytelling with
the use of sets and costumes; students will
perform the plays on the last day of class; $45; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8223,
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600
34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 8am Mon Jul 13.
Patent Pending Camp for Grades 3-6, thru
July 17; explore inventions from across time and
around the globe, then dig in and join great
inventors by developing your very own creation;
$150-160; for information, call 563-324-1933,
Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org/Education/
SummerCamps, 9am Mon Jul 13.
Throwback Week, thru July 17; Girl Scouts
learn about life throughout the decades;
a week-long program in the “Girl Scouts
Summer Adventures” series, featuring arts
and crafts, games, field trips, guest speakers,
and more; $125; for information, contact Heidi
Harrell at 563-823-9940, ext. 302 or HeidiH@
GirlScoutsToday.org, Girl Scout Program Center,
2011 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, GirlScoutsIowa.org,
8am Mon Jul 13.
Young Writer’s Camp, thru July 17, for
students entering grades 3-9; young writers will
explore and create personal writing in a relaxed
atmosphere among supportive peer authors
while developing a community of writers;
participants will experiment with a variety of
creative techniques and celebrate their work
through a published anthology of writing;
$100; for information, contact Ann Berger at
bergerann70@gmail.com or Darcie Kress at
darciekress@yahoo.com, St. Ambrose University,
518 W. Locust St., Davenport, IA, SAU.edu, 8:30am
Mon Jul 13.
A Star is Born, thru July 24; Girl Scouts
“go Hollywood” and have fun becoming
stars; a week-long program in the “Girl Scouts
Summer Adventures” series, featuring arts
and crafts, games, field trips, guest speakers,
and more; $125; for information, contact Heidi
Harrell at 563-823-9940, ext. 302 or HeidiH@
GirlScoutsToday.org, Girl Scout Program Center,
2011 2nd Ave., Rock Island, IL, GirlScoutsIowa.org,
8am Mon Jul 20.
Junior Conservationist Day Camp, thru July
24; for ages 7-11; enjoy outdoor recreation and
discover what it’s like to be a wildlife biologist;
campers will learn to protect, identify, track,
and collect data on many different kinds of
animals and plants; $175; for information, call
563-323-5196, Nahant Marsh, 4220 Wapello Ave.,
Davenport, IA, NahantMarsh.org, 9am Mon Jul
20.
Raiders of the Last Artifact Half-Day Camp
for Grades K-2, thru July 24; trek across the
Putnam in search of gold, meteors, fossils and
more in this adventure camp full of twists, turns,
and fun surprises; $76.50-85; for information, call
563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & Science Center,
1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org/

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Education/SummerCamps, 9am Mon Jul 20.
Rube Goldberg Design Academy Jr Half-Day
Camp for Grades K-2, thru July 24; use simple
machines and tinker your way towards fun and
funny machines in this cause-effect camp full of
hands-on discoveries; $76.50-85; for information,
call 563-324-1933, Putnam Museum & Science
Center, 1717 W 12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.
org/Education/SummerCamps, 1pm Mon Jul 20.
Engineering Kids Camp for Grades 4-6,
create and learn alongside Iowa State students
and professional engineers; explore robotics,
test your engineering problem-solving, and
take in a giant-screen film; lunch and t-shirt
included; $40; for information, call 563-324-1933,
Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org/Education/
SummerCamps, Mon Jul 27.
Engineering Kids Camp for Grades 2-3,
create and learn alongside Iowa State students
and professional engineers; explore robotics,
test your engineering problem-solving, and
take in a giant-screen film; lunch and t-shirt
included; $40; for information, call 563-324-1933,
Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org/Education/
SummerCamps, Wed Jul 29.
Engineering Kids Camp for Girls in Grades
4-8, create and learn alongside Iowa State
students and professional engineers; explore
robotics, test your engineering problem-solving,
and take in a giant-screen film; lunch and t-shirt
included; $40; for information, call 563-324-1933,
Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org/Education/
SummerCamps, Thu Jul 30.
Engineering Kids Camp for Grades 7-8,
create and learn alongside Iowa State students
and professional engineers; explore robotics,
test your engineering problem-solving, and
take in a giant-screen film; lunch and t-shirt
included; $40; for information, call 563-324-1933,
Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org/Education/
SummerCamps, Fri Jul 31.
4-H CEO in Training Teen Summer Camp,
thru Aug. 7, for ages 12-18; campers work
together to develop a product or service using
the skills and tools learned through handson team challenges and support from guest
entrepreneurs; it will all culminate in a “Shark
Tank”-inspired presentation by your team to
showcase your product, service or business idea;
$15-35; for information and to register, call 309756-9978, Mercer County Health Department,
305 NW 7th St., Aledo, IL, Web.extension.illinois.
edu/hmrs, 10am Mon Aug 3.
“Don’t Try This at Home!” Camp for Grades
3-6, thru Aug. 7; come to this camp for science
that leaves a mark as you try all those things you
could never do at home and end your week with
a bang; $150-160; for information, call 563-3241933, Putnam Museum & Science Center, 1717 W
12th St, Davenport, IA, Putnam.org/Education/
SummerCamps, 9am Mon Aug 3.
Picture This Photography, thru Aug. 7, for
ages 8-18; a 4-H Summer Day Camp for Youth
hosted by the University of Illinois Extension;
for information, call 309-756-9978, Black Hawk
College Community Education Center, 404 E. 3rd
St., Kewanee, IL, Web.extension.illinois.edu, 9am
Mon Aug 3.

OTHER EVENTS

Zookeeper Chats, Mondays thru Saturdays at
noon and 3pm, and Sundays at 1pm; zookeepers
talk about a day at Niabi while they share their
knowledge about animals; with snake feedings
the first Saturday of the month at 1pm; free with
$4.25-8.25 admission; for information, call 309799-3482, Niabi Zoo, 13010 Niabi Zoo Rd., Coal
Valley, IL, NiabiZoo.com, Thu Jun 11 thru Wed
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Kid Pickers Only Flea Market, for ages 7-13
who have junk and collectibles to sell; LeClaire
Levee, Downtown LeClaire, LeClaire, IA, https://
KidPickerFleaMarket.wufoo.com, 10am Sat Jun
13.
Junior Ranger Program Hike, for
information, call 563-873-3491 ext. 202, Effigy
Mounds National Monument, 151 Hwy 76,
Harpers Ferry, IA, NPS.gov/efmo, 1pm Sat Jun 13.
Kids Club: Powered by Nat Geo Kids, a
great opportunity for your child to learn in a fun,
interactive setting; the mall has teamed up with
National Geographic Kids to create activities and
games that focus on discovery through play; for
information, call 563-391-6773, SouthPark Mall,
4500 16th St, Moline, IL, MallKidsClub.com, 1pm
Sat Jun 20.
Earth Explorers: At the Water’s Edge, ages
11-14 discover plants and animals that live at
the edge of the Marsh; $5-7; for information, call
563-323-5196, Nahant Marsh, 4220 Wapello Ave.,
Davenport, IA, NahantMarsh.org, 4pm Wed Jul 8.
Muddy Boots: At the Water’s Edge, ages
6-10 discover plants and animals that live at the
edge of the Marsh; $5-7; for information, call
563-323-5196, Nahant Marsh, 4220 Wapello Ave.,
Davenport, IA, NahantMarsh.org, 4pm Wed Jul 8.
4-H Pledge Run to Stop Hunger, help the
River Bend Foodbank feed hungry children
in our local community; for every $150 raised
the Foodbank will be able to provide a hungry
child with nourishing food for the entire school
year; $15 registration; for information and to
register, call 309-756-9978, Rock Island County
Fairgrounds, Archer Drive & Avenue of the Cities,
East Moline, IL, Web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs,
8:30pm Tue Jul 14.
Junior Ranger Program Hike, for
information, call 563-873-3491 ext. 202, Effigy
Mounds National Monument, 151 Hwy 76,
Harpers Ferry, IA, NPS.gov/efmo, 1pm Sat Jul 18.
The Grand Connection: Games Galore,
designed for grandparents and their grandchild
ages 5-7; develop teamwork skills together as
you and your grandchild move through various
stations playing board games, working on
jigsaw puzzles, and playing word games on the
whiteboard; $15/grandparent & grandchild; for
information and to register, call 309-796-8223,
Black Hawk College - Quad City Campus, 6600
34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu, 10am Tue Jul 21.
The Grand Connection: Games Galore on
iPads/Tablets, designed for grandparents and
their grandchild ages 6-9; this class will introduce
you to apps that are fun and educational;
discover where your grandchild’s strengths
are and learn how to enhance those; for those
grandparents who are not technology savvy, you
and your grandchild will learn together; bring
your iPad or tablet to class; $15/grandparent &
grandchild; for information and to register, call
309-796-8223, Black Hawk College - Quad City
Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, IL, BHC.edu,
10am Tue Jul 28.
Kids Archeology Day, with crafts, games,
demonstrations, and a sandbox dig; for
information, call 563-873-3491 ext. 202, Effigy
Mounds National Monument, 151 Hwy 76,
Harpers Ferry, IA, NPS.gov/efmo, 1pm Sat Aug 1.
Earth Explorers: Hunters & the Hunted,
ages 11-14 explore different predator-preyrelationships through games and activities;
$5-7; for information, call 563-323-5196, Nahant
Marsh, 4220 Wapello Ave., Davenport, IA,
NahantMarsh.org, 4pm Wed Aug 12.
Muddy Boots: Hunters & the Hunted,
ages 6-10 explore different predator-preyrelationships through games and activities;
$5-7; for information, call 563-323-5196, Nahant
Marsh, 4220 Wapello Ave., Davenport, IA,
NahantMarsh.org, 4pm Wed Aug 12.
Junior Ranger Program Hike, for
information, call 563-873-3491 ext. 202, Effigy
Mounds National Monument, 151 Hwy 76,
Harpers Ferry, IA, NPS.gov/efmo, 1pm Sat Aug
22.

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